Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for air conditioning season. Before the heat sets in and you’re running your A/C system around the clock to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your AC maintenance technician to visit your home and complete your annual ac maintenance.
In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are a couple other ways you can get ready for the cooling season before summer is officially here to stay.
We don’t mean for you to take you’re A/C system apart, let a professional do that, but you can clean up the space around your system to clear away twigs and debris that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the system and prune back any overgrown plants or vegetation to make sure your cooling equipment 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 Commercial HVAC will swap out 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 one to two months 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 A/C system, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal cooling equipment service. Remember, a clogged filter could actually damage your A/C system.
Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. This may also help protect 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. Remember 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 system isn’t running 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 energy bills.
An annual AC tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your utility bills. Call Service Experts Commercial HVAC today to make sure your air conditioner is set to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and learn about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.