Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To optimize your comfort and truly relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a great summer in Augusta is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning constantly recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer. First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter regularly! Replace the filter per the manufacturer’s recommendation. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Running 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, remove any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you start it this summer. remember to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it open and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where it should and not leaving through gaps. Consider putting in a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These easy steps can save you from additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If it’s time to schedule 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 Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning in Augusta at 706-722-5304 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.