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 24/7 to stay comfortable, remember to call your air conditioning technician to visit your home and perform your annual ac maintenance.

In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are several other ways you can prepare for the cooling season before summer is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

No, we aren’t implying that you should take your air conditioning unit apart, let an expert do that, but you can clean up the space around your unit to remove twigs and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the A/C and cut back any overgrown bushes or vegetation to make sure your cooling equipment 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 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 replace your filter it 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 seasonal air conditioning service. Remember, a clogged filter could actually damage your A/C system.

  • Block the Sun

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

·     Check Alarm Batteries

If you forgot to check the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors over daylight savings, now is the time. Remember to also check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is functioning properly so you don’t end up calling an AC service technician because your A/C isn’t running and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing an automated thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your heating and cooling bills.

A seasonal 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 cooling equipment is ready to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and find out about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.

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