Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your air conditioner constantly to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your air conditioning technician to stop by and conduct your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are several other ways you can get ready for the cooling season before higher temperatures are officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

No, we aren’t implying that you should take your air conditioning unit apart, let a qualified technician do that, but you can clean up the area around your system to get rid of branches and foliage that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the unit and prune back any overgrown plants 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

Air Engineers Service Experts will swap out your home’s basic air filters when they perform your AC Precision tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s suggested that you do so at least every four to eight weeks 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 conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal cooling equipment service. Also, a clogged filter could actually damage your AC equipment.

  • Block the Sun

Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. 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. While you’re at it, check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is functioning properly so you don’t end up calling an AC service technician because your system 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 while you’re away and save money on your heating and cooling 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 cooling bills. Call Air Engineers Service Experts today to make sure your cooling equipment is prepared to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and learn about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.

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