Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

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 A/C system 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 couple other ways you can get ready for the cooling season before warmer weather is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

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 area around your system to clear away sticks and debris that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the system and trim back any overgrown bushes 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 Heating & Air Conditioning will change your home’s basic air filters when they complete your seasonal tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters by yourself, 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.

  • Block the Sun

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 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 working 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 system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your utility bills. Call D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioning system is ready to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and learn about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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