Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for air conditioning season. Before the heat sets in and you’re running your air conditioning unit around the clock to stay comfortable, remember to call your air conditioning technician to stop by 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.

  • Clean Your System

Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let an expert do that, but you can clean up the ground around your A/C to clear away branches and leaves that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the unit and trim back any overgrown bushes or vegetation to make sure your A/C system is clear of debris. Keeping a clear airway can help keep your A/C equipment running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & 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. 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 A/C system, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your regular cooling equipment service. Also, a clogged filter could possibly damage your A/C system.

  • Block the Sun

Hanging blackout drapes or window shades can help keep your home cooler and avoid the sun from heating up your home. These window coverings may also help save your furniture and floors from fading or suffering from sun damage over time.

·     Check Alarm Batteries

If you forgot to check the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors over daylight savings, now is the 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 system isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider investing in an automated thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your heating and cooling bills.

A yearly air conditioner tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and learn about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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