Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t here yet 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 an air conditioning 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

We don’t mean for you to take you’re A/C system apart, let an expert do that, but you can clean up the space around your A/C to clear away twigs and debris 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 bushes 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

Sunbeam Service Experts will change your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your air conditioning tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, and it’s suggested 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 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 actually damage your air conditioner.

  • Block the Sun

Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. These window coverings may also help keep your furniture and floors from fading or enduring 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 working properly so you don’t end up calling your HVAC company because your A/C 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 heating and cooling bills.

A yearly AC 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 today to make sure your air conditioner is set 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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