Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your air conditioner around the clock to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your AC service technician to come out and conduct your yearly 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.
No, we aren’t implying that you should take your air conditioning unit apart, let a professional do that, but you can clean up the ground around your A/C to remove branches and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the unit and trim back any overgrown bushes 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
A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will change your home’s basic air filters when they perform your air conditioning tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, 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 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 actually 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 enduring 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 while you’re away and save money on your heating and cooling bills.
An annual A/C system tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your utility bills. Call A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioner is set to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and find out about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.