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 constantly to stay comfortable, remember to call your air conditioning technician to visit your home and perform your annual ac maintenance.

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

  • Clean Your System

We don’t mean for you to take you’re A/C system apart, let a professional do that, but you can clean up the ground around your A/C to clear away branches and debris that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the A/C and cut back any overgrown shrubs or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit is clear of debris. Keeping the airway clear can help keep your system running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Wesley Wood Service Experts 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 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 conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal cooling equipment service. Also, a clogged filter could actually damage your A/C system.

  • 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 an AC service technician because your system isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing a programmable 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 system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Wesley Wood Service Experts today to make sure your cooling equipment is set to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and ask about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.

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