Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To enahance your comfort and really relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Hattiesburg is a dependable, 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 running this season.

  • First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter consistently! Replace it according to the manufacturer’s suggestion.
  • Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold season. Running your air conditioner before 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 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 cleaned regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps.
  • Consider setting up a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at 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 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 Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg at 601-292-9763 today. 

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