Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for air conditioning season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your air conditioner 24/7 to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your AC maintenance technician to visit your home and complete your annual ac maintenance.

In addition to a Precision A/C tune-up, there are a couple other ways you can get ready for the cooling season before warmer weather is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

No, we aren’t implying that you should take your air conditioning unit apart, let a professional do that, but you can clean up the area around your system to remove twigs and foliage that have made their way to your air conditioner during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the A/C and trim 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

Coastal Service Experts will replace your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your seasonal tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s recommended 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 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 actually 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. This may also help protect your furniture and floors from fading or experiencing 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 running properly so you don’t end up calling your air conditioning repair technician because your system isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing an automated thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home and save money on your energy bills.

A seasonal AC tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Coastal Service Experts today to make sure your air conditioner is set to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and learn about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.

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