Summer hasn’t quite made its debut 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 constantly to stay comfortable, remember to call your air conditioning technician to stop by 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 warmer weather is officially here to stay.
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 twigs 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 plants or vegetation to make sure your cooling equipment is clear of debris. Clearing the air way can help keep your air conditioning unit running properly.
· Change Your Home’s Air Filters
Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare will swap out your home’s basic air filters when they perform your air conditioning tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, and it’s advised that you do so at least every 30-60 days for optimal performance. If you don’t replace your 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 standard cooling equipment service. Note that a clogged filter could even damage your air conditioner.
Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. This may also help protect 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. Remember to also 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 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 remotely and save money on your energy bills.
A seasonal AC tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare today to make sure your air conditioner is prepared to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and find out about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.