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 optimize your comfort and really relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Franklin Lakes is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Total Comfort constantly recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning this season. First, another opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace the filter per the manufacturer’s recommendation. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the winter. Turning on your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can seriously 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. mow the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it open and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it and not leaving through gaps. Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These easy steps can save you from avoidable 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 would like any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Total Comfort in Franklin Lakes at 201-891-1333 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.