Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer is upon us! Many of us are eager for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To boost your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for summer’s hottest days. One of the keys to a enjoyable summer in Colorado Springs is a trustworthy, efficient air conditioner. While Triton HVAC & Refrigeration always recommends staying current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning this season. First, another time to cite the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter regularly! Replace your air filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Running your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can seriously damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s functionality. mow the grass, get rid any debris and clear away overgrowth that blocks your unit before you start it this summer. Be sure to check the vicinity at least monthly to keep it unobstructed and increase airflow through your air conditioner. To provide 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 examined for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where you want it and not leaving through gaps. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner. Take a look at 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 all summer long. If it’s time to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running effortlessly, call Triton HVAC & Refrigeration in Colorado Springs at 719-332-3458 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.