Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To enahance your comfort and really relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Longview is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape in the heat. First, another chance to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! Replace it in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggestion. Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can ultimately damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s performance. mow the grass, get rid any debris and clear away overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you run it this summer. be mindful to check the area at least monthly to keep it clear and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not leaving through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These simple steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you need to schedule 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 steadily, call Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. in Longview at 903-758-0701 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.