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4 Ways to Prep for Air Conditioning Season

Summer might seem like it’s in the far future away. But before you blink, you’ll be transitioning from heating to cooling. Soon enough your air conditioner is working regularly to maintain comfortable temperatures. It’s wise to prepare for the increased usage before temperatures get warmer.

Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing and our team of Experts can help. We’ve created our all-inclusive air conditioning memberships to maximize your system’s energy efficiency and trustworthiness. Our professional experience goes a long way, but there are lots of other tasks you can do to protect your air conditioner. Here are four of the greatest ways you can get ready for air conditioning season.

1. Clean Your Air Conditioner

Don’t worry, you won’t have to dismantle your system and clean every part. Our Experts do this during your routine air conditioning maintenance appointment.

But cleaning the area around your air conditioner will go a long way too. We advise:

    • Getting rid of twigs, leaves and grass clippings from the outside of your air conditioner.
    • Keeping surrounding grass and plants trimmed back.
    • Maintaining no less than 1 foot of open area on all sides around your air conditioner.

If your air conditioner’s fins get full of dirt or yard refuse, this can influence performance and comfort. Your air conditioner will have to run longer to provide the same level of comfort. In bad cases, it could stop cooling altogether and need air conditioning repair.

Your comfort and satisfaction matter to us, so we prefer minimizing the likelihood of repairs in the first place. A clean air conditioner typically runs more efficiently, is less likely to need repairs and typically lasts longer.

2. Put in a New Air Filter

Frequently replacing your air filter is crucial for your air conditioner’s health. During a maintenance visit, our techs examine filters and install new ones if required. Installing a new filter is speedy and simple. You can (and should) do it on your own when you can!

How regularly you need to get a new filter depends on:

    • The kind of filter you use.
    • If someone in your house has asthma, allergies or other respiratory issues.
    • If you have pets.

Basic flat filters typically last for 30–60 days. Thicker pleated filters can last up to 90 days. If you’re not sure if your filter should be replaced, pull it out, and tilt it toward the light. Put in a new one if you can’t see light through it.

Filters catch dust, pollen and other contaminants from your residence’s air, keeping airflow healthy. Neglecting it will lower your house’s indoor air quality and your air conditioner’s efficiency.

In some instances a dirty filter might even damage your system or cause it to break down. Frequently changing it will keep the inside of your air conditioner cleaner and airflow more consistent.

If someone in your home suffers from allergies, asthma or other respiratory conditions, contact our Experts about how a HEPA filter can lessen symptoms.

3. Check Your Thermostat and Smoke Detectors

Now is a good time to test other critical parts of your air conditioner and other safety systems.

If you rely on a programmable thermostat, make sure that it’s working right. If the batteries are getting low, change them.

For extra control and convenience, think about upgrading to a smart thermostat. They make saving energy easier. And a few models can even tell you if there’s trouble with your air conditioner or if your air filter needs replacing.

Despite the fact they’re not part of your air conditioning system, now is a great time to test the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Ensuring they still work delivers peace of mind and an extra layer of protection.

4. Keep Heat Outdoors

One of the wisest ways to boost energy-efficient cooling is to reduce the amount of exterior heat seeping into your house. Using premium window treatments such as blackout curtains, honeycomb shades or plantation shutters, can block the sun from impacting indoor temperatures.

Here are a few other ways to keep your residence chilly without lowering the thermostat:

    • Use ceiling fans when you’re in the room.
    • Use your bathroom fan to get rid of heat and humidity when you shower.
    • Keep air vents unobstructed to ensure adequate airflow.
    • Use caulk and weatherstripping to seal your doors and windows.

Rely on Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for Professional Air Conditioning Maintenance

Our list will help your air conditioner cool smoother this summer. But the smartest way you can boost efficiency is with air conditioning maintenance. Some perks of this service include:

    • Worry-free cooling.
    • Possibly reduced cooling bills.
    • Likely increasing your air conditioner’s life expectancy.
    • Keeping your valuable manufacturer’s warranty intact.

Make sure your air conditioning is prepped for this summer! Get in touch with the heating and cooling Experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today! Contact us at 866-397-3787 to request your maintenance appointment or to learn more about our HVAC membership plans.

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