Summer isn’t here yet 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 A/C system around the clock to stay comfortable, remember to call your air conditioning technician to stop by and conduct your yearly ac maintenance.
In addition to an air conditioning 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.
We don’t mean for you to take you’re A/C system apart, let a qualified technician do that, but you can clean up the space around your unit to remove twigs and debris that have made their way to your A/C system 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. 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 swap out your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your seasonal tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s recommended that you do so at least every 30-60 days for optimal performance. An unchanged filter 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 standard A/C system service. Note that a clogged filter could even damage your A/C system.
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 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. While you’re at it, check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is working properly so you don’t end up calling an AC service technician because your system isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing an automated thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your energy bills.
A yearly 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 cooling equipment is set to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and ask about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.