Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the heat sets in and you’re running your air conditioner 24/7 to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your AC maintenance technician to stop by and perform your seasonal ac maintenance.
In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are several other ways you can get your home ready for the cooling season before higher temperatures are officially here to stay.
Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let a qualified technician do that, but you can clean up the ground around your unit to clear away twigs and foliage that have made their way to your air conditioner during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the unit and trim back any overgrown bushes 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 replace your home’s basic air filters when they perform your seasonal tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s advised 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 the people living in your home and the efficiency of your air conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal cooling equipment service. Also, a clogged filter could possibly damage your AC equipment.
Hanging blackout drapes or window shades can help keep your home cooler and avoid the sun from heating up your home. These window coverings may also help save 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. Remember 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 system 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 while you’re away and save money on your energy bills.
An annual A/C system tune-up service could make your A/C unit 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 conditioning system is set to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and learn about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.