Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To boost your comfort and really relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Thousand Oaks is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Air Max HVAC Inc always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape over the summer. First, another opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter consistently! Replace the filter per the manufacturer’s suggestion. Uncover your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the cold season. Starting your air conditioner before removing the cover can severely 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 functionality. Trim the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you start it this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not leaving through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to provide assistance to manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These simple steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you need to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Air Max HVAC Inc in Thousand Oaks at 805-217-8662 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.