Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t officially here 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, remember to call your air conditioning technician to visit your home and perform your annual ac maintenance.

In addition to a Precision A/C tune-up, there are a few other ways you can get ready for the cooling season before warmer weather is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let a professional do that, but you can clean up the ground around your A/C to remove branches and leaves that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the A/C and trim back any overgrown shrubs 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

Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will swap out your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your seasonal tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace 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 conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal air conditioning service. Also, a clogged filter could even damage your AC equipment.

  • Block the Sun

Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. 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 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 your HVAC company because your system isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider investing in a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your energy bills.

A seasonal A/C system tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your energy bills. Call Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioning system is set to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and ask about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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