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 conditioning unit around the clock to stay comfortable, remember to call your air conditioning technician to stop by and conduct your yearly ac maintenance.

In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are several other ways you can get your home ready for the cooling season before warmer weather is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

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 remove branches and debris 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 plants or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit 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 will swap out your home’s basic air filters when they perform your air conditioning tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change 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 AC equipment.

  • 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 keep your furniture and floors from fading or experiencing 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. Don’t forget to also 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 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 remotely and save money on your energy bills.

A yearly air conditioner tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your energy bills. Call Chief/Bauer Service Experts today to make sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and find out about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.

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