Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a fun summer in Hattiesburg is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season. First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter consistently! Replace it per the manufacturer’s recommendation. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold season. Starting 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 located close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s performance. mow the grass, get rid any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. remember to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it unobstructed 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 favorable idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where it should and not getting out through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on. These straightforward steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you would like to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg at 601-268-3486 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.