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 A/C system constantly to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your AC maintenance technician to visit your home and conduct your yearly ac maintenance.

In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are a couple other ways you can prepare for the cooling season before summer 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 ground around your unit to clear away branches and foliage that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the A/C and prune 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 complete your AC Precision tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s suggested that you do so at least every one to two months for optimal performance. If you don’t change your air filter it accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of your family and the efficiency of your air conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal air conditioning service. Also, a clogged filter could even damage your air conditioner.

  • Block the Sun

Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. This 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. Remember to also check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is functioning properly so you don’t end up calling your HVAC company because your air conditioner isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider purchasing a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your heating and cooling bills.

A yearly 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 find out about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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