Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioner around the clock to stay comfortable, remember to call your air conditioning technician to come out and perform your annual ac maintenance.
In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are several other ways you can get your home ready for the cooling season before warmer weather is officially here to stay.
Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let a professional do that, but you can clean up the ground 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. Cut the grass around the A/C and trim 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
Stevenson Service Experts will change your home’s basic air filters when they complete your seasonal tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s suggested 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 you and your loved ones and the efficiency of your air conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard A/C system service. Also, a clogged filter could even 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 keep your furniture and floors from fading or suffering from 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. 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 A/C isn’t turning on 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 utility bills.
A seasonal A/C system tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Stevenson Service Experts today to make sure your cooling equipment is set to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and learn about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.