Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your air conditioner constantly to stay comfortable, remember to call your air conditioning technician to stop by and perform your yearly ac maintenance.

In addition to a Precision A/C tune-up, there are a few other ways you can get your home ready for the cooling season before higher temperatures are officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

No, we aren’t implying that you should take your air conditioning unit apart, let an expert do that, but you can clean up the ground around your A/C to get rid of twigs and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the A/C and prune back any overgrown plants or vegetation to make sure your A/C system is clear of debris. Keeping the airway clear can help keep your system running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will replace your home’s basic air filters when they perform your air conditioning tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, and it’s recommended that you do so at least every four to eight weeks for optimal performance. If you don’t replace your filter it accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of your family and the efficiency of your A/C system, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal A/C system service. Remember, a clogged filter could possibly damage your AC equipment.

  • Block the Sun

Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. Hanging drapes or curtains may also help protect your furniture and floors from fading or suffering from sun damage over time.

·     Check Alarm Batteries

If you didn’t spend daylight savings checking the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors, now it the perfect time. Remember to also check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is functioning properly so you don’t end up calling your air conditioning repair technician because your system isn’t running and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home and save money on your energy bills.

An annual air conditioner tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your utility bills. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your cooling equipment is ready to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and find out about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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