Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for cooling 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 air conditioning technician to visit your home and perform 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 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 space around your A/C to get rid of branches and foliage that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the system and cut back any overgrown shrubs or vegetation to make sure your A/C system is clear of debris. Keeping the airway clear can help keep your system running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will change your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your air conditioning tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, and it’s advised 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 your family and the efficiency of your air conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal A/C system service. Also, a clogged filter could possibly damage your AC equipment.

  • 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 keep your furniture and floors from fading or enduring 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. Remember to also check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is running properly so you don’t end up calling your HVAC company because your A/C isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider purchasing a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your utility bills.

A yearly A/C system tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioning system is set to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and learn about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.

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