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 air conditioning season. Before the heat sets in and you’re running your air conditioner 24/7 to stay comfortable, remember to call your air conditioning technician to visit your home and perform your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are a few other ways you can get your home ready for the cooling season before summer is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let an expert 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 unit and trim back any overgrown bushes or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit is clear of debris. Keeping a clear airway can help keep your A/C equipment running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

A-PLUS Service Experts will replace your home’s basic air filters when they perform your seasonal tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s advised that you do so at least every one to two months 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 conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your regular cooling equipment service. Remember, a clogged filter could actually damage your A/C system.

  • 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 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 working 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 purchasing an automated thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your utility bills.

A seasonal AC tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call A-PLUS Service Experts today to make sure your cooling equipment is ready to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and learn about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.

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