Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and really relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Lodi is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner running over the summer. First, another opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Take the cover off your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold season. Turning on your air conditioner before removing the cover can seriously damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, clean out any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you run it this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you want 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 rests on. These simple steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you need 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 smoothly, call Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning in Lodi at 209-368-0556 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.