Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t officially here 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 conditioner constantly to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your AC service technician to visit your home and complete your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to an AC system 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 qualified technician do that, but you can clean up the space around your A/C to remove sticks and debris that have made their way to your air conditioner during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the A/C and prune back any overgrown bushes 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

R & M Climate Control Service Experts will change your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your AC Precision tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s suggested that you do so at least every 30-60 days for optimal performance. If you don’t change your air filter it 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 standard cooling equipment service. Remember, a clogged filter could possibly damage your AC equipment.

  • Block the Sun

Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. These window coverings may also help protect 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. Don’t forget 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 working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider purchasing a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home 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 R & M Climate Control Service Experts today to make sure your air conditioning system is ready to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and learn about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.

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