Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your air conditioner 24/7 to stay comfortable, remember to call your AC maintenance technician to stop by and complete your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are a few other ways you can get your home ready for the cooling season before warmer weather 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 ground around your unit to get rid of branches and foliage that have made their way to your air conditioner during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the system and cut back any overgrown shrubs 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 swap out your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your air conditioning tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, 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 seasonal air conditioning service. Note that a clogged filter could even damage your A/C system.

  • Block the Sun

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 running properly so you don’t end up calling an AC service technician because your system isn’t running and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider investing in a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your utility bills.

An annual air conditioner 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 conditioner is set to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and find out about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.

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