Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for air conditioning 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 seasonal 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 warmer weather is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let a professional do that, but you can clean up the space 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 bushes 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

Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will change your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your AC Precision tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters on your own, 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 cooling equipment service. Note that a clogged filter could possibly damage your A/C system.

  • Block the Sun

Hanging blackout drapes or window shades can help keep your home cooler and avoid the sun from heating up your home. Hanging drapes or curtains may also help protect your furniture and floors from fading or experiencing 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 A/C isn’t running 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 air conditioner tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your utility bills. Call Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 A/C system tune-ups.

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