Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your air conditioner constantly to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your air conditioning technician to come out and perform your yearly ac maintenance.

In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are several other ways you can prepare for the cooling season before higher temperatures are officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

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 space around your A/C to clear away sticks and foliage that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the system and cut back any overgrown bushes or vegetation to make sure your cooling equipment is clear of debris. Clearing the air way can help keep your air conditioning unit running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Eveready 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 regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, and it’s advised 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 air conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal cooling equipment service. Remember, a clogged filter could even damage your AC equipment.

  • 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 save 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 functioning properly so you don’t end up calling an AC service technician because your system isn’t turning on 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 energy bills.

A seasonal AC tune-up service could make your A/C unit up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioner is set to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and ask about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.

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