Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your A/C system around the clock to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your AC maintenance technician to stop by and complete your seasonal ac maintenance.
In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are a few other ways you can get ready for the cooling season before warmer weather is officially here to stay.
Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let a professional do that, but you can clean up the ground around your system to remove twigs and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the A/C and trim back any overgrown shrubs or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit 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 replace your home’s basic air filters when they perform your AC Precision tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s advised that you do so at least every 30-60 days 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 A/C system, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard A/C system service. Remember, a clogged filter could even damage your air conditioner.
Help keep your home cooler by hanging blackout drapes or window shades to help keep the sun from heating up your home. These window coverings may also help keep your furniture and floors from fading or experiencing 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. 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 HVAC company because your air conditioner isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider investing in a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your utility bills.
A seasonal A/C system tune-up service could make your A/C unit up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your utility 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 find out about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.