Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for air conditioning season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioning unit constantly to stay comfortable, remember to call your AC service technician to stop by and perform your seasonal ac maintenance.
In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are several other ways you can get ready for the cooling season before warmer weather is officially here to stay.
Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let a professional do that, but you can clean up the area around your system to get rid of branches and leaves that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the system and trim 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
Pardee Service Experts will replace your home’s basic air filters when they complete your seasonal tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s recommended that you do so at least every one to two months for optimal performance. If you don’t replace your 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. Note that a clogged filter could even damage your AC equipment.
Hanging blackout drapes or window shades can help keep your home cooler and avoid the sun from heating up your home. This may also help protect 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 functioning 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 installing 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 A/C unit up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your energy bills. Call Pardee 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 A/C system tune-ups.