Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the heat sets in and you’re running your A/C system around the clock to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your air conditioning technician to come out and perform 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 summer is officially here to stay.
Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let an expert do that, but you can clean up the ground around your system to get rid of branches and foliage that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the system and trim back any overgrown plants or vegetation to make sure your A/C system 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 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 four to eight weeks 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 seasonal cooling equipment service. Remember, a clogged filter could even 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. This 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. 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 an AC service technician because your A/C isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider purchasing a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home and save money on your utility bills.
A seasonal A/C system 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 air conditioner is ready to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and learn about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.