Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the heat sets in and you’re running your air conditioning unit around the clock to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your AC service technician to come out and complete your yearly ac maintenance.
In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are a couple other ways you can get your home ready for the cooling season before higher temperatures are officially here to stay.
Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let a professional do that, but you can clean up the area around your system to remove branches and leaves that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the A/C and prune back any overgrown plants or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit is clear of debris. Clearing the air way can help keep your air conditioning unit running properly.
· Change Your Home’s Air Filters
Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare will change your home’s basic air filters when they perform your seasonal tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s suggested that you do so at least every four to eight weeks for optimal performance. If you don’t change your air filter it accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of you and your loved ones and the efficiency of your air conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your regular air conditioning service. Note that a clogged filter could possibly damage your AC equipment.
Hanging blackout drapes or window shades can help keep your home cooler and avoid the sun from heating up your home. This may also help protect your furniture and floors from fading or suffering from 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 A/C isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your utility bills.
A yearly AC tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your utility bills. Call Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare today to make sure your cooling equipment is prepared to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and ask about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.