Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To boost your comfort and really relax, ensure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a great summer in Oxford is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. consistently recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got some tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning this season.

  • First, another opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: Check your air filter routinely! Replace the filter according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Uncover your air conditioning unit if you opted to have it covered for the cold weather. Starting your air conditioner in advance of removing the cover can severely damage it and result in costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris placed close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s functionality. cut the grass, remove any debris and remove overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you turn it on this summer. be mindful to check the area at least monthly to keep it open and maximize airflow through your air conditioner.
  • To ensure the best air quality and that your air conditioner is running efficiently, have your ducts maintained regularly. It’s also a good idea to have your ducts checked for leaks to make sure all that cooled air is going where it should and not escaping through gaps.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help you manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Take a look at 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 during the warmer weather. If it’s time to make an appointment for your annual air conditioner service, or if you are interesting in any more tips or information to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running steadily, call Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Oxford at 662-281-1231 today. 

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