Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioner 24/7 to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your AC service technician to come out and perform your annual ac maintenance.

In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are several other ways you can get your home ready for the cooling season before summer is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

No, we aren’t implying that you should take your air conditioning unit apart, let an expert do that, but you can clean up the area around your unit to get rid of sticks and leaves that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the system and cut back any overgrown plants or vegetation to make sure your A/C system is clear of debris. Keeping the airway clear can help keep your system running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Church Services will replace your home’s basic air filters when they complete your seasonal tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s suggested 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 you and your loved ones and the efficiency of your air conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal cooling equipment service. Note that a clogged filter could possibly damage your air conditioner.

  • Block the Sun

Help keep your home cooler by hanging blackout drapes or window shades to help keep the sun from heating up your home. Hanging drapes or curtains may also help keep 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. Remember to also check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is working properly so you don’t end up calling an AC service technician because your system isn’t running and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider purchasing a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home and save money on your utility bills.

An annual air conditioner tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your energy bills. Call Church Services today to make sure your air conditioning system is ready to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and ask about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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