Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for air conditioning season. Before the heat sets in and you’re running your air conditioner around the clock to stay comfortable, remember to call your AC service technician to visit your home and complete your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are a couple 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 a professional do that, but you can clean up the area around your system to remove sticks 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 A/C and cut back any overgrown bushes or vegetation to make sure your cooling equipment is clear of debris. Keeping a clear airway can help keep your A/C equipment running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Strand Brothers Service Experts will replace 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 30-60 days 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 conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal air conditioning service. Remember, a clogged filter could actually damage your AC equipment.

  • Block the Sun

Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. Hanging drapes or curtains 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. 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 HVAC company because your A/C isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider purchasing a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your utility bills.

An annual air conditioner tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Strand Brothers Service Experts today to make sure your air conditioning system is prepared to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and learn about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.

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