Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

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Summer is here! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Brandon is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning in the heat.

  • First, another chance to cite the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter routinely! Replace it in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold season. Starting your air conditioner before removing the cover can severely damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, remove any debris and remove overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you start it this summer. be mindful to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and maximize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not leaving through gaps.
  • Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Check the slab your air conditioner unit rests on.

These straightforward steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you would like to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. in Brandon at 204-728-0180 today. 

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