Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the heat sets in and you’re running your A/C system constantly to stay comfortable, remember to call your air conditioning technician to visit your home and complete your annual ac maintenance.
In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are a couple other ways you can prepare for the cooling season before summer is officially here to stay.
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. Keep the grass trimmed around the system and prune 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
McElroy Service Experts will change your home’s basic air filters when they complete your seasonal tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s recommended that you do so at least every one to two months for optimal performance. An unchanged filter accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of the people living in your home and the efficiency of your air conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your regular cooling equipment service. Remember, a clogged filter could even damage your A/C system.
Hanging blackout drapes or window shades can help keep your home cooler and avoid the sun from heating up your home. Hanging drapes or curtains may also help protect your furniture and floors from fading or experiencing 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. Don’t forget 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 A/C isn’t working 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.
An annual AC tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call McElroy Service Experts today to make sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and learn about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.