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 come out and perform your yearly 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 summer is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

We don’t mean for you to take you’re A/C system apart, let a professional do that, but you can clean up the area around your A/C to clear away branches and foliage that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the system and cut back any overgrown plants or vegetation to make sure your A/C system 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 Heating & Air Conditioning will replace your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your AC Precision tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s advised that you do so at least every 30-60 days 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 A/C system, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your regular cooling equipment service. Remember, a clogged filter could even damage your A/C system.

  • 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 experiencing 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 an AC service technician because your A/C isn’t running 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.

An annual AC tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your energy bills. Call A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your cooling equipment is set to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and find out about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.

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