Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

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Summer is here! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To optimize your comfort and truly relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Lake Forest is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner running this season.

  • First, another chance to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace the filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the winter. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can seriously damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s performance. Trim the grass, clean out any debris and remove overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you start it this summer. be mindful to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it open and increase airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where it should and not getting out through gaps.
  • Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on.

These simple steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If it’s time to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest at 949-204-0859 today. 

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