Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioning unit 24/7 to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your AC service technician to visit your home and perform your seasonal ac maintenance.
In addition to a Precision A/C tune-up, there are a couple other ways you can get ready for the cooling season before warmer weather is 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 leaves that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the unit and trim back any overgrown shrubs or vegetation to make sure your cooling equipment is clear of debris. Keeping the airway clear can help keep your system running properly.
· Change Your Home’s Air Filters
Fras-Air/General Service Experts will swap out your home’s basic air filters when they complete your seasonal tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters by yourself, 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 cooling equipment service. Note that a clogged filter could possibly damage your AC equipment.
Help keep your home cooler by hanging blackout drapes or window shades to help keep the sun from heating up your home. This 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. While you’re at it, check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is functioning properly so you don’t end up calling your air conditioning repair technician because your air conditioner isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your heating and cooling bills.
A seasonal AC tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your utility bills. Call Fras-Air/General Service Experts today to make sure your air conditioning system is prepared to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and learn about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.