Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

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 A/C system around the clock to stay comfortable, remember to call your AC maintenance technician to come out and perform your seasonal 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.

  • 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 remove branches and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the unit and cut back any overgrown bushes or vegetation to make sure your A/C system 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 will replace 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. An unchanged filter accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of you and your loved ones and the efficiency of your A/C system, 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.

  • Block the Sun

Help keep your home cooler by hanging blackout drapes or window shades to help keep the sun from heating up your home. This may also help keep your furniture and floors from fading or enduring 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 working 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 investing in a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your heating and cooling bills.

A seasonal 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 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 AC Precision tune-ups.

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