Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioner constantly to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your AC service technician to come out and conduct your yearly ac maintenance.

In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are several other ways you can get ready for the cooling season before summer is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let a professional do that, but you can clean up the area around your unit to remove sticks and leaves that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the A/C and prune back any overgrown shrubs or vegetation to make sure your cooling equipment 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 replace your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your seasonal tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s advised 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 the people living in your home and the efficiency of your air conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard cooling equipment service. Remember, a clogged filter could even damage your air conditioner.

  • 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 protect 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 working properly so you don’t end up calling your HVAC company because your A/C isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider investing in a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home and save money on your utility bills.

A yearly air conditioner tune-up service could make your A/C unit 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 for the summer and ask about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.

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