Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and really relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Show Low is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning this season. First, another time to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter consistently! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can severely 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 operations. cut the grass, clean out any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. remember to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and maximize 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 make sure all that cooled air is going where it should 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 additional air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you would like to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you would like any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. in Show Low at 928-537-1803 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.