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 A/C system 24/7 to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your AC maintenance technician to come out and conduct your annual ac maintenance.
In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are a few 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 a qualified technician do that, but you can clean up the area around your A/C to get rid of branches and foliage that have made their way to your air conditioner during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the unit and prune back any overgrown shrubs or vegetation to make sure your cooling equipment is clear of debris. Clearing the air way can help keep your air conditioning unit running properly.
· Change Your Home’s Air Filters
Golden Seal Service Experts will replace your home’s basic air filters when they complete your AC Precision tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s suggested that you do so at least every four to eight weeks for optimal performance. An unchanged filter 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 regular air conditioning service. Also, a clogged filter could even damage your A/C system.
Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. These window coverings may also help keep your furniture and floors from fading or suffering from 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. 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 air conditioning repair technician because your A/C isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider investing in a smart 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 Golden Seal Service Experts today to make sure your cooling equipment is set to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and find out about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.