Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t here yet 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 conditioner around the clock to stay comfortable, remember to call your air conditioning technician to visit your home and conduct your annual ac maintenance.

In addition to a Precision A/C tune-up, there are several other ways you can get your home ready for the cooling season before higher temperatures are 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 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. Mow the grass around the A/C and trim back any overgrown plants 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 Heating & Air Conditioning will replace your home’s basic air filters when they complete your AC Precision tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters on your own, 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. Remember, a clogged filter could even 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 keep your furniture and floors from fading or suffering from 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. Don’t forget to also 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 air conditioner isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away 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 Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioning system is ready to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and learn about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.

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