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 air conditioning season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioner around the clock to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your AC service technician to visit your home and conduct your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to a Precision A/C tune-up, there are a couple other ways you can prepare for the cooling season before higher temperatures are 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 A/C to get rid of 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 system and trim back any overgrown bushes or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit 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 change your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your seasonal tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s suggested that you do so at least every 30-60 days for optimal performance. If you don’t change your air filter it 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. Also, a clogged filter could even damage your A/C system.

  • 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. While you’re at it, 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 air conditioner isn’t running and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider purchasing a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your utility 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 through the summer and learn about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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