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 conditioning unit 24/7 to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your air conditioning technician to visit your home and perform your yearly ac maintenance.
In addition to a Precision A/C tune-up, there are several other ways you can get your home ready for the cooling season before higher temperatures are officially here to stay.
Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let a professional do that, but you can clean up the ground around your A/C to get rid of twigs and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioner during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the system and cut back any overgrown shrubs or vegetation to make sure your A/C system is clear of debris. Clearing the air way can help keep your air conditioning unit running properly.
· Change Your Home’s Air Filters
Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning will swap out your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your air conditioning tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, and it’s suggested that you do so at least every four to eight weeks for optimal performance. An unchanged filter accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of you and your loved ones and the efficiency of your air conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your regular A/C system service. Remember, a clogged filter could possibly damage your A/C system.
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 suffering from 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 an AC service technician because your A/C isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider purchasing a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home and save money on your energy bills.
A yearly AC tune-up service could make your A/C unit up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioner is prepared to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and learn about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.