Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the heat sets in and you’re running your A/C system around the clock to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your AC service technician to visit your home and complete your annual ac maintenance.
In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are several other ways you can prepare 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 an expert do that, but you can clean up the space around your unit to clear away branches and foliage that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the system and prune back any overgrown shrubs or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit is clear of debris. Keeping a clear airway can help keep your A/C equipment running properly.
· Change Your Home’s Air Filters
Finch Air Conditioning & Heating will change your home’s basic air filters when they complete your air conditioning tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, and it’s suggested that you do so at least every one to two months for optimal performance. If you don’t change your air filter it accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of your family and the efficiency of your A/C system, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal A/C system service. Note that a clogged filter could possibly 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. 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 running properly so you don’t end up calling an AC service technician because your A/C 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 while you’re away and save money on your heating and cooling bills.
An annual air conditioner tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Finch Air Conditioning & Heating today to make sure your air conditioning system is set to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and find out about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.