Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely increasing 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 air conditioning technician to stop by and perform your yearly ac maintenance.

In addition to a Precision A/C tune-up, there are several other ways you can prepare for the cooling season before summer is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let an expert do that, but you can clean up the area around your system to clear away twigs and foliage that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the unit and trim back any overgrown bushes or vegetation to make sure your A/C system 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 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 four to eight weeks 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 A/C system, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard A/C system service. Remember, a clogged filter could actually damage your AC equipment.

  • Block the Sun

Hanging blackout drapes or window shades can help keep your home cooler and avoid the sun from heating up your home. Hanging drapes or curtains may also help protect your furniture and floors from fading or experiencing 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. 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 your air conditioning repair technician because your A/C isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your heating and cooling bills.

A yearly AC 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 cooling equipment is prepared 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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