Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Bishop is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer. First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace the filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Uncover 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 cause you costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s performance. mow the grass, clean out any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. remember to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it open and optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it and not escaping through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit rests on. These straightforward steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you would like to arrange 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 smoothly, call Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop at 760-784-9034 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.