Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for air conditioning season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioner around the clock to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your AC maintenance technician to come out and complete your annual ac maintenance.

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

  • Clean Your System

Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let an expert do that, but you can clean up the area around your unit to remove twigs and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the unit and prune back any overgrown bushes or vegetation to make sure your cooling equipment is clear of debris. Keeping the airway clear can help keep your system 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 30-60 days for optimal performance. An unchanged filter 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 standard cooling equipment service. Also, a clogged filter could actually damage your A/C system.

  • Block the Sun

Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. Hanging drapes or curtains may also help protect your furniture and floors from fading or experiencing 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. Remember to also check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is functioning properly so you don’t end up calling your HVAC company because your system isn’t running and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your heating and cooling bills.

A seasonal air conditioner tune-up service could make your air conditioner 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 through the summer and find out about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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