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 temperatures soar and you’re running your A/C system 24/7 to stay comfortable, remember to call your AC service technician to stop by and conduct your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are a few other ways you can prepare 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 sticks and debris that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the system and prune back any overgrown shrubs or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit is clear of debris. Keeping the airway clear can help keep your system running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Calverley Service Experts will change your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your seasonal tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s recommended that you do so at least every 30-60 days 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 seasonal A/C system service. Also, 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. While you’re at it, check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is running properly so you don’t end up calling your HVAC company because your system isn’t running and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider purchasing a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your utility bills.

An annual air conditioner tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Calverley 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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