Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for air conditioning season. Before the heat sets in and you’re running your air conditioning unit 24/7 to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your AC maintenance technician to visit your home and perform 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 warmer weather is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

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 ground around your system to remove branches and debris that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the system and prune back any overgrown bushes 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

Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will swap out your home’s basic air filters when they perform your air conditioning tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, 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 air conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your regular cooling equipment service. Remember, a clogged filter could even damage your AC equipment.

  • 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. This may also help keep your furniture and floors from fading or experiencing 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. While you’re at it, 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 air conditioner isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider investing in an automated thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home and save money on your utility bills.

An annual A/C system tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioner is set to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and find out about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.

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