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 cooling season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your air conditioner around the clock to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your air conditioning technician to stop by and conduct your seasonal 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 a qualified technician do that, but you can clean up the area around your system to clear away 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 unit and trim back any overgrown bushes 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 swap out your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your seasonal tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters by yourself, 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 the people living in your home and the efficiency of your air conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard A/C system service. Note that a clogged filter could even damage your AC equipment.

  • Block the Sun

Hanging blackout drapes or window shades can help keep your home cooler and avoid the sun from heating up your home. These window coverings may also help save your furniture and floors from fading or experiencing 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 working properly so you don’t end up calling your HVAC company because your system 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 energy bills.

A yearly AC tune-up service could make your system 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 ask about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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