Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the summer weather is officially here 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 an air conditioning tune-up, there are several other ways you can get ready for the cooling season before warmer weather is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

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 area around your unit to remove sticks 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 trim 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 AC Precision tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s recommended 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 A/C system, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal cooling equipment 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. These window coverings may also help keep your furniture and floors from fading or enduring sun damage over time.

·     Check Alarm Batteries

If you didn’t check your smoke and CO detector batteries over daylight savings, now it a great 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 an AC service technician because your A/C isn’t turning on 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 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 air conditioner is prepared to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and find out about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.

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