Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are excited for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Bakersfield is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing consistently recommends staying on track with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner in top shape this season. First, another chance to recall the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter regularly! Replace it according to the manufacturer’s suggestion. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Turning on your air conditioner before removing the cover can severely 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. mow the grass, get rid any debris and eliminate overgrowth that impedes on your unit before you turn it on this summer. Be sure to check the surroundings at least monthly to keep it open and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To get the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts cleared out regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you need it and not getting out through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit sits on. These easy steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you would like to arrange your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or ideas to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Bakersfield at 661-437-3499 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.