Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your A/C system constantly to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your air conditioning technician to visit your home and complete your seasonal ac maintenance.
In addition to a Precision A/C tune-up, there are several other ways you can get your home ready for the cooling season before higher temperatures are officially here to stay.
No, we aren’t implying that you should take your air conditioning unit apart, let a professional do that, but you can clean up the space around your unit to get rid of sticks 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 unit and prune back any overgrown plants 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
Peitz Service Experts will swap out your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your AC Precision tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s advised that you do so at least every four to eight weeks for optimal performance. If you don’t change your air filter it accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of the people living in your home 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 AC equipment.
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 keep your furniture and floors from fading or enduring 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. While you’re at it, 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 air conditioner isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider investing in a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your heating and cooling bills.
A yearly 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 Peitz Service Experts today to make sure your cooling equipment is prepared to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and find out about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.