Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Tuscaloosa is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While KDM Service Corporation constantly recommends staying up-to-date 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 recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace the filter per the manufacturer’s instructions. Uncover your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the cold weather. Starting your air conditioner before removing the cover can severely damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s performance. Trim the grass, get rid any debris and remove overgrowth that blocks your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the area 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 great idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to ensure 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. Evaluate the slab your air conditioner unit rests 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 arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa at 205-758-2703 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.