Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your A/C system 24/7 to stay comfortable, don’t forget 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.
We don’t mean for you to take you’re A/C system apart, let a qualified technician do that, but you can clean up the area around your unit to clear away branches and debris 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 plants 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 perform your AC Precision tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s recommended 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 A/C system, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your regular A/C system service. Also, a clogged filter could actually damage your air conditioner.
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 experiencing 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. Don’t forget to also check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is running 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 investing in an automated thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your heating and cooling 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 A/C system tune-ups.