Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t here yet 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 A/C system constantly to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your air conditioning technician to come out and perform your annual ac maintenance.

In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are a few other ways you can get 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 a professional 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 conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the system and cut back any overgrown shrubs or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit 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 will replace your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your air conditioning tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, and it’s recommended that you do so at least every one to two months 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 standard A/C system service. Also, a clogged filter could possibly 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 keep your furniture and floors from fading or enduring 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. 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 smart 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 energy bills. Call Comfort Masters Service Experts today to make sure your cooling equipment is ready to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and find out about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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