Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioning unit constantly to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your AC service technician to come out and conduct your seasonal 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 higher temperatures are officially here to stay.
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 sticks 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 trim 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
Strogen's Service Experts will replace your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your air conditioning tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, and it’s recommended that you do so at least every 30-60 days for optimal performance. If you don’t replace your filter it accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of the people living in your home 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.
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 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. Remember to also check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is functioning properly so you don’t end up calling your HVAC company 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 cooling bills. Call Strogen's Service Experts today to make sure your air conditioning system is set to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and learn about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.