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 cooling season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioner 24/7 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 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 qualified technician do that, but you can clean up the area around your A/C to remove sticks and leaves 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 Heating & Air Conditioning will change your home’s basic air filters when they perform your seasonal tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s suggested that you do so at least every one to two months for optimal performance. If you don’t change your air 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 seasonal cooling equipment service. Remember, a clogged filter could possibly damage your A/C system.

  • 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 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 running properly so you don’t end up calling your HVAC company because your air conditioner isn’t running 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.

An annual air conditioner 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 Heating & Air Conditioning 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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