Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for air conditioning season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your air conditioner around the clock to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your AC service technician to visit your home and conduct your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are a couple other ways you can prepare for the cooling season before summer 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 area around your unit to clear away twigs and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the A/C and trim back any overgrown shrubs 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

All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will replace your home’s basic air filters when they perform your seasonal tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s recommended 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 your family and the efficiency of your air conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal air conditioning service. Note that 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 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 your HVAC company because your system isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider purchasing a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your utility bills.

A yearly air conditioner tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your utility bills. Call All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioning system is prepared to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and ask about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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