Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is here! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To enahance your comfort and truly relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Corpus Christi is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While McNatt Inc always recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning over the summer. First, another time to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect 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 before removing the cover can seriously damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can impact your AC’s operations. cut the grass, get rid any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the area at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is operating 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 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 sits on. These straightforward steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. If you would like to make an appointment for 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 McNatt Inc in Corpus Christi at 361-888-4808 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our useful online scheduler.