Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your air conditioner around the clock to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your AC maintenance technician to stop by and complete your annual ac maintenance.
In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are a few other ways you can get ready 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 professional do that, but you can clean up the space around your unit to clear away branches and debris that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the system and trim back any overgrown plants or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit is clear of debris. Keeping a clear airway can help keep your A/C equipment running properly.
· Change Your Home’s Air Filters
D.A. Bennett 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 one to two months for optimal performance. An unchanged filter 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 regular A/C system service. Note that a clogged filter could possibly damage your air conditioner.
Help keep your home cooler by hanging blackout drapes or window shades to help keep the sun from heating up your home. These window coverings may also help save 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 functioning properly so you don’t end up calling your HVAC company because your air conditioner isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home and save money on your heating and cooling bills.
A yearly A/C system tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your utility bills. Call D.A. Bennett Service Experts 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.