Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

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Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To optimize your comfort and really relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Orange County is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Mighty Ducts constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season.

  • First, another chance to cite the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace it in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the winter. Turning on your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can ultimately damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you run it this summer. remember 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 working efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps.
  • Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at 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 need to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Mighty Ducts in Orange County at 714-464-3376 today. 

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