Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for air conditioning season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioner around the clock to stay comfortable, remember to call your air conditioning technician to come out and complete your seasonal ac maintenance.
In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are several other ways you can get ready for the cooling season before higher temperatures are officially here to stay.
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 get rid of sticks and foliage 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 cut back any overgrown plants or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit is clear of debris. Clearing the air way can help keep your air conditioning unit running properly.
· Change Your Home’s Air Filters
Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will change your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your air conditioning tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, and it’s recommended that you do so at least every one to two months 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 air conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your regular A/C system service. Also, a clogged filter could possibly damage your A/C system.
Help keep your home cooler by hanging blackout drapes or window shades to help keep the sun from heating up your home. This may also help protect your furniture and floors from fading or enduring 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 working properly so you don’t end up calling your air conditioning repair technician because your system isn’t running 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 A/C system tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioning system is set to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and ask about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.