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 heat sets in and you’re running your air conditioner 24/7 to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your AC service technician to visit your home and conduct 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 space around your unit to get rid of branches and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the system and cut back any overgrown bushes or vegetation to make sure your A/C system is clear of debris. Clearing the air way can help keep your air conditioning unit running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Church Services will replace your home’s basic air filters when they complete your AC Precision tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s suggested that you do so at least every one to two months for optimal performance. If you don’t replace your filter it 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 block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. This may also help save 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 system isn’t working 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.

A seasonal AC 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 through the summer and ask about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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