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 temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioner 24/7 to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your AC service technician to stop by and perform your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are a few other ways you can get ready for the cooling season before summer is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

No, we aren’t implying that you should take your air conditioning unit apart, let an expert do that, but you can clean up the ground around your A/C to clear away branches and leaves 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 shrubs or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit is clear of debris. Clearing the air way can help keep your air conditioning unit running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Calverley Service Experts will replace your home’s basic air filters when they perform your AC Precision tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s advised that you do so at least every one to two months for optimal performance. If you don’t change your air filter it accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of your family and the efficiency of your A/C system, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard A/C system service. Remember, a clogged filter could possibly damage your air conditioner.

  • Block the Sun

Hanging blackout drapes or window shades can help keep your home cooler and avoid the sun from heating up your home. These window coverings may also help save 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. Don’t forget to also check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is running properly so you don’t end up calling an AC service technician because your system isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider purchasing a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your utility bills.

A seasonal AC tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your energy bills. Call Calverley Service Experts today to make sure your air conditioning system 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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