Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season
Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioner 24/7 to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your AC maintenance technician to come out and conduct your yearly ac maintenance.
In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are a few other ways you can get 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 area around your unit to remove twigs and debris that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the system and trim 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
Robinson Service Experts will change your home’s basic air filters when they perform your seasonal tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s suggested that you do so at least every one to two months for optimal performance. An unchanged filter 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 standard cooling equipment service. Also, a clogged filter could possibly 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. Hanging drapes or curtains may also help keep 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 functioning properly so you don’t end up calling your HVAC company because your system isn’t running and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home and save money on your utility bills.
A yearly A/C system tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Robinson Service Experts today to make sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and learn about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.