Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely increasing 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 constantly to stay comfortable, remember to call your air conditioning technician to visit your home and complete your yearly ac maintenance.
In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are a couple other ways you can prepare for the cooling season before higher temperatures are officially here to stay.
No, we aren’t implying that you should take your air conditioning unit apart, let an expert do that, but you can clean up the space around your unit to get rid of sticks and debris that have made their way to your air conditioner during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the system and trim back any overgrown shrubs 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
Teays Valley Service Experts will replace 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 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 the people living in your home and the efficiency of your air conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal cooling equipment service. Also, a clogged filter could actually damage your AC equipment.
Help keep your home cooler by hanging blackout drapes or window shades to help keep the sun from heating up your home. Hanging drapes or curtains may also help save 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. 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 purchasing a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home and save money on your heating and cooling bills.
An annual AC tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your utility bills. Call Teays Valley Service Experts today to make sure your air conditioning system is prepared to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and learn about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.