Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer04/13/2017Summer has arrived! Many of us are ready for warmer weather and some peaceful summer days. To enahance your comfort and actually relax, confirm your air conditioner is ready for the heat. One of the keys to a fun summer in Beaverton is a dependable, efficient air conditioner. While Garoken Energy Co. Inc. always recommends staying up-to-date with annual preventive air conditioning service, we’ve got numerous tips to help keep your air conditioner running over the summer. First, another chance to remind you of the golden rule of HVAC: monitor your air filter routinely! Replace it per the manufacturer’s instructions. Remove any covering from your air conditioning unit if it was covered for the winter. Starting your air conditioner prior to removing the cover can seriously damage it and cause you costly air conditioner service calls. Plants, leaves, tall grass and debris that are close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s functionality. cut the grass, clean out 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 clear and maximize airflow through your air conditioner. To provide the best air quality and that your air conditioner is working efficiently, have your ducts cleaned regularly. It’s also a great idea to have your ducts examined for leaks to ensure 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 sits on. These easy steps can save you from unnecessary air conditioning service and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. If you would like to schedule your annual air conditioner service, or if you want any more tips or recommendations to help get your air conditioner ready for summer and keep it running smoothly, call Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton at 503-848-3838 today. Or, schedule an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.