Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for air conditioning season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioning unit 24/7 to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your air conditioning technician to visit your home and perform your annual ac maintenance.

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

  • Clean Your System

We don’t mean for you to take you’re A/C system apart, let a professional do that, but you can clean up the ground around your system to remove branches and leaves 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 cooling equipment is clear of debris. Clearing the air way can help keep your air conditioning unit running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

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

  • Block the Sun

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

·     Check Alarm Batteries

If you didn’t check your smoke and CO detector batteries over daylight savings, now it a great time. Don’t forget to also 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 turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider purchasing a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home and save money on your heating and cooling bills.

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

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