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 actually relax, make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a fun summer in Midlothian is a reliable, efficient air conditioner. While Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. constantly recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner running in the heat. First, another opportunity to recall the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter consistently! Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you had it covered for the winter. Turning on your air conditioner before removing the cover can ultimately damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s functionality. Trim the grass, remove any debris and eliminate 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 optimize airflow through your air conditioner. To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a favorable idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to establish that all that cooled air is going where you need it and not escaping through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on. These simple steps can save you from avoidable air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If it’s time 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 effortlessly, call Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. in Midlothian at 804-379-1155 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.