Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your air conditioner around the clock to stay comfortable, remember to call your air conditioning technician to stop by and perform your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to a Precision A/C 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.

  • Clean Your System

Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let a professional do that, but you can clean up the area around your A/C to remove twigs and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioner during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the system and prune back any overgrown plants 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

Sunbeam 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 scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, and it’s suggested that you do so at least every one to two months for optimal performance. If you don’t replace your 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 regular A/C system service. Note that a clogged filter could even damage your air conditioner.

  • 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. These window coverings may also help save your furniture and floors from fading or enduring 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 functioning properly so you don’t end up calling your HVAC company because your air conditioner isn’t running and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider investing in an automated thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your energy bills.

A yearly air conditioner tune-up service could make your A/C unit up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your utility bills. Call Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and find out about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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