Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioner around the clock to stay comfortable, remember to call your air conditioning technician to stop by and conduct your annual ac maintenance.

In addition to a Precision A/C tune-up, there are a couple other ways you can get your home ready for the cooling season before warmer weather is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let an expert 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 prune back any overgrown shrubs 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 replace your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your air conditioning tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, and it’s advised that you do so at least every one to two months for optimal performance. If you don’t replace your filter it accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of you and your loved ones and the efficiency of your air conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal air conditioning service. Note that 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. Hanging drapes or curtains may also help keep your furniture and floors from fading or enduring 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. Don’t forget to also 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 turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider investing in an automated thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your utility bills.

A yearly air conditioner tune-up service could make your A/C unit up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioner is set to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and ask about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.

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