Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your air conditioner constantly to stay comfortable, remember to call your air conditioning technician to stop by and conduct your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are a few other ways you can prepare for the cooling season before summer is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let a qualified technician do that, but you can clean up the area around your system to clear away sticks and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioner during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the system 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

Freschi Service Experts will swap out your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your AC Precision tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters on your own, 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 you and your loved ones 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 even 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 protect your furniture and floors from fading or suffering from sun damage over time.

·     Check Alarm Batteries

If you forgot to check the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors over daylight savings, now is the 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 an AC service technician because your system isn’t running and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing an automated thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your energy bills.

A seasonal A/C system tune-up service could make your A/C unit up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your energy bills. Call Freschi Service Experts today to make sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and find out about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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