Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioning unit 24/7 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 few other ways you can prepare for the cooling season before higher temperatures are officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let a qualified technician do that, but you can clean up the ground around your system to clear away twigs and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioner during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the unit and prune back any overgrown bushes or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit is clear of debris. Keeping a clear airway can help keep your A/C equipment running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will change your home’s basic air filters when they perform your air conditioning tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, 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 your family and the efficiency of your air conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard A/C system service. Remember, 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 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 working properly so you don’t end up calling your HVAC company because your system isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider investing in a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your heating and cooling bills.

An annual air conditioner 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 cooling equipment is set to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and find out about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.

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