Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for air conditioning season. Before the heat sets in and you’re running your A/C system around the clock to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your AC maintenance technician to visit your home and conduct your yearly ac maintenance.
In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are a few other ways you can get ready for the cooling season before warmer weather is officially here to stay.
Don’t start taking your air conditioner 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 air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the system and cut 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 conduct your AC Precision tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters on your own, 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.
Help keep your home cooler by hanging blackout drapes or window shades to help keep the sun from heating up your home. 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. 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 programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your utility bills.
A seasonal 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 ready to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and learn about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.