Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your air conditioning unit 24/7 to stay comfortable, remember to call your AC service technician to come out and conduct your yearly ac maintenance.
In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are several other ways you can get ready for the cooling season before warmer weather is 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 unit to clear away twigs and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioner during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the system and trim back any overgrown bushes or vegetation to make sure your cooling equipment is clear of debris. Keeping a clear airway can help keep your A/C equipment running properly.
· Change Your Home’s Air Filters
Service Experts Home Services by Enercare will swap out 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 four to eight weeks for optimal performance. If you don’t replace your filter it accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of you and your loved ones and the efficiency of your air conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard air conditioning service. Also, a clogged filter could actually damage your air conditioner.
Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. Hanging drapes or curtains may also help save 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. While you’re at it, check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is running properly so you don’t end up calling your HVAC company because your system isn’t running and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing an automated thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your utility bills.
A yearly A/C system tune-up service could make your A/C unit up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your energy bills. Call Service Experts Home Services by Enercare today to make sure your cooling equipment is prepared to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and learn about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.