Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your air conditioner 24/7 to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your AC service technician to visit your home and conduct your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to a Precision A/C tune-up, there are several other ways you can get your home ready for the cooling season before summer 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 ground around your A/C to clear away branches and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the unit and cut back any overgrown bushes or vegetation to make sure your A/C system is clear of debris. Keeping a clear airway can help keep your A/C equipment running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Atmostemp Service Experts will swap out your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your AC Precision tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s advised that you do so at least every one to two months for optimal performance. If you don’t change your air filter it accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of your family and the efficiency of your A/C system, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard A/C system service. Note that a clogged filter could actually damage your air conditioner.

  • Block the Sun

Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. This may also help keep your furniture and floors from fading or experiencing sun damage over time.

·     Check Alarm Batteries

If you forgot to check the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors over daylight savings, now is the time. Remember to also check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is running properly so you don’t end up calling your air conditioning repair technician because your system isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider purchasing a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your utility bills.

A seasonal air conditioner tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your energy bills. Call Atmostemp Service Experts today to make sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and find out about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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