Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

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Summer is upon us! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some relaxing summer days. To optimize your comfort and truly relax, make sure 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 current with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got several tips to help keep your air conditioner functioning this season.

  • First, another opportunity to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: inspect your air filter routinely! Replace the filter per 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 severely damage it and lead to costly air conditioner service calls.
  • Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris located close to your outside unit can lessen your AC’s performance. cut the grass, remove any debris and eliminate overgrowth that obstructs your unit before you start it this summer. be mindful to check the area at least monthly to keep it clear and optimize 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 great idea to have your ducts inspected for leaks to ensure all that cooled air is going where it should and not leaving through gaps.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to better manage the efficiency of your air conditioner.
  • Check the slab your air conditioner unit is placed on.

These simple steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable during the warmer weather. If you need 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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