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 air conditioning season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your air conditioning unit around the clock to stay comfortable, remember to call your AC maintenance technician to visit your home and conduct your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are a few other ways you can prepare for the cooling season before warmer weather is 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 remove sticks and foliage that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the A/C and cut back any overgrown plants or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit is clear of debris. Keeping the airway clear can help keep your system running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will replace your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your seasonal tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s advised that you do so at least every 30-60 days for optimal performance. An unchanged filter accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of the people living in your home and the efficiency of your A/C system, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard cooling equipment service. Also, a clogged filter could actually damage your air conditioner.

  • Block the Sun

Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. Hanging drapes or curtains may also help keep your furniture and floors from fading or suffering from sun damage over time.

·     Check Alarm Batteries

If you didn’t spend daylight savings checking the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors, now it the perfect time. Don’t forget to also 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 air conditioner isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider investing in a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your utility bills.

A seasonal air conditioner tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your cooling equipment is set to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and learn about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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