Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for air conditioning season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioning unit 24/7 to stay comfortable, remember to call your AC service technician to stop by and conduct your yearly ac maintenance.

In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are several other ways you can prepare 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 a professional do that, but you can clean up the space around your unit to get rid of sticks 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 unit and cut back any overgrown bushes 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

Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will change your home’s basic air filters when they complete your AC Precision tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s recommended that you do so at least every 30-60 days 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 regular air conditioning service. Note that a clogged filter could even damage your A/C system.

  • Block the Sun

Hanging blackout drapes or window shades can help keep your home cooler and avoid the sun from heating up your home. Hanging drapes or curtains may also help protect your furniture and floors from fading or experiencing sun damage over time.

·     Check Alarm Batteries

If you didn’t check your smoke and CO detector batteries over daylight savings, now it a great 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 A/C isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home and save money on your energy bills.

A seasonal 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 Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioner is set to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and find out about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.

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