Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for air conditioning 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 maintenance technician to come out and conduct your yearly ac maintenance.

In addition to a Precision A/C tune-up, there are a couple other ways you can prepare for the cooling season before higher temperatures are 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 space around your unit to remove sticks and leaves that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the unit and cut back any overgrown shrubs or vegetation to make sure your cooling equipment is clear of debris. Clearing the air way can help keep your air conditioning unit running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will swap out your home’s basic air filters when they complete your seasonal tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s advised that you do so at least every 30-60 days for optimal performance. If you don’t replace your filter it 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 air conditioning service. Note that a clogged filter could possibly damage your AC equipment.

  • 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. This 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. While you’re at it, check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is working properly so you don’t end up calling your air conditioning repair technician because your A/C 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 energy bills.

A seasonal air conditioner tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your utility bills. Call Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioning system is prepared to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and find out about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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