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 heat sets in and you’re running your air conditioning unit constantly to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your AC maintenance technician to visit your home and perform your yearly ac maintenance.

In addition to an AC system 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 get rid of branches and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioner during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the unit and cut back any overgrown plants or vegetation to make sure your A/C system is clear of debris. Clearing the air way can help keep your air conditioning unit running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will replace your home’s basic air filters when they perform your air conditioning tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, and it’s recommended that you do so at least every one to two months for optimal performance. If you don’t replace your filter it accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of your family and the efficiency of your air conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal cooling equipment 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 keep your furniture and floors from fading or suffering from 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. Remember 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 running and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider investing in a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home and save money on your utility bills.

A yearly air conditioner tune-up service could make your A/C unit up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your energy bills. Call Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioning system is ready to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and learn about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.

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