Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t here yet 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 conditioner 24/7 to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your air conditioning technician to come out 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

We don’t mean for you to take you’re A/C system apart, let a qualified technician do that, but you can clean up the ground around your system to clear away 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 system and prune back any overgrown bushes or vegetation to make sure your cooling equipment is clear of debris. Clearing the air way can help keep your air conditioning unit running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Norrell Service Experts will replace your home’s basic air filters when they complete your air conditioning tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, and it’s advised 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 conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard A/C system service. Note that 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 save your furniture and floors from fading or suffering from 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. 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 your HVAC company because your A/C isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing an automated thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your energy bills.

A yearly AC tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Norrell Service Experts today to make sure your cooling equipment is set to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and find out about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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