Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some calm summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Lodi is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning consistently recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season.

  • First, another opportunity to cite 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 winter. Turning on your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can seriously damage it and lead to 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 area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and maximize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where you want it 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 rests on.

These easy steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you need to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning in Lodi at 209-257-3156 today. 

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