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, don’t forget 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 prepare for the cooling season before higher temperatures are 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 clear away sticks and foliage that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the unit and cut back any overgrown plants 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 regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s advised that you do so at least every 30-60 days 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 air conditioning service. Note that a clogged filter could actually damage your AC equipment.
Help keep your home cooler by hanging blackout drapes or window shades to help keep the sun from heating up your home. These window coverings may also help save your furniture and floors from fading or enduring 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 functioning 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 investing in an automated thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your energy bills.
An annual A/C system tune-up service could make your air conditioner 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 prepared to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and learn about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.