Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the heat sets in and you’re running your air conditioning unit constantly to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your AC maintenance technician to visit your home and complete your seasonal ac maintenance.

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

  • Clean Your System

Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let a qualified technician do that, but you can clean up the space around your unit to clear away branches and foliage that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the A/C and trim back any overgrown bushes 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 swap out your home’s basic air filters when they complete your air conditioning tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, and it’s recommended that you do so at least every one to two months for optimal performance. An unchanged filter accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of your family and the efficiency of your air conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard air conditioning service. Remember, a clogged filter could actually damage your AC equipment.

  • Block the Sun

Hanging blackout drapes or window shades can help keep your home cooler and avoid the sun from heating up your home. These window coverings 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. While you’re at it, check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is running properly so you don’t end up calling an AC service technician because your system isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider investing in an automated thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your energy bills.

An annual A/C system tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your energy bills. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioner is prepared to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and learn about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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