Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your A/C system around the clock to stay comfortable, don’t forget 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 space around your system to get rid of branches 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 trim back any overgrown plants or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit is clear of debris. Keeping the airway clear can help keep your system running properly.
· Change Your Home’s Air Filters
Peachtree Service Experts will change your home’s basic air filters when they perform your air conditioning tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, and it’s recommended 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 your family and the efficiency of your air conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your regular A/C system service. Remember, a clogged filter could possibly damage your A/C system.
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 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. 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 while you’re away and save money on your energy bills.
A yearly A/C system tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Peachtree Service Experts today to make sure your cooling equipment is ready to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and ask about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.