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 cooling season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioning unit around the clock to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your AC service technician to come out and conduct your annual ac maintenance.

In addition to an air conditioning 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

We don’t mean for you to take you’re A/C system apart, let a qualified technician do that, but you can clean up the space around your system to get rid of twigs and leaves that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the unit and prune back any overgrown shrubs or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit 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 change your home’s basic air filters when they complete your AC Precision tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s advised that you do so at least every four to eight weeks for optimal performance. An unchanged filter accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of you and your loved ones 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 actually damage your AC equipment.

  • Block the Sun

Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. This may also help save 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. Remember to also check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is working 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 installing an automated thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home and save money on your utility bills.

A yearly AC 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 air conditioning system is set to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and find out about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.