Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

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 air conditioning unit 24/7 to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your AC service technician to visit your home and conduct your seasonal ac maintenance.

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

  • Clean Your System

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 area around your A/C to remove sticks 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 A/C and trim back any overgrown plants or vegetation to make sure your A/C system is clear of debris. Keeping the airway clear can help keep your system running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Bob Brown Service Experts will replace your home’s basic air filters when they perform your air conditioning tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, 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 you and your loved ones 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 possibly damage your A/C system.

  • Block the Sun

Help keep your home cooler by hanging blackout drapes or window shades to help keep the sun from heating up your home. These window coverings may also help keep your furniture and floors from fading or experiencing sun damage over time.

·     Check Alarm Batteries

If you forgot to check the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors over daylight savings, now is the 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 A/C 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 away from home and save money on your utility bills.

An annual A/C system tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your energy bills. Call Bob Brown Service Experts today to make sure your air conditioner is prepared to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and learn about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.

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