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 A/C season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your A/C system 24/7 to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your air conditioning technician to stop by and conduct your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to a Precision A/C tune-up, there are several other ways you can get ready for the cooling season before warmer weather is 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 space around your unit to get rid of branches and foliage that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the unit and prune back any overgrown bushes 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 conduct your AC Precision tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace 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. 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 air conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard cooling equipment service. Also, 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. 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 spend daylight savings checking the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors, now it the perfect 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 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 energy bills.

An annual A/C system tune-up service could make your A/C unit up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your energy 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 find out about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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