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 cooling season. Before the heat sets in and you’re running your air conditioner constantly to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your air conditioning technician to visit your home and complete your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are a couple other ways you can prepare for the cooling season before warmer weather is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

No, we aren’t implying that you should take your air conditioning unit apart, let a qualified technician do that, but you can clean up the area around your system to clear away branches and debris that have made their way to your air conditioner during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the A/C and prune 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 change your home’s basic air filters when they complete your seasonal tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s recommended that you do so at least every 30-60 days 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 conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your regular air conditioning service. Note that a clogged filter could possibly damage your AC equipment.

  • 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. This may also help keep your furniture and floors from fading or suffering from sun damage over time.

·     Check Alarm Batteries

If you forgot to check the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors over daylight savings, now is the time. Don’t forget to also check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is running properly so you don’t end up calling your air conditioning repair technician because your air conditioner isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home and save money on your energy bills.

A yearly A/C system tune-up service could make your system 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 conditioning system is ready to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and learn about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.

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