Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioning unit constantly to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your air conditioning technician to stop by and conduct your yearly ac maintenance.

In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are several 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 space around your unit to get rid of twigs and leaves that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the A/C and trim back any overgrown shrubs 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

Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing will swap out your home’s basic air filters when they complete your seasonal tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters by yourself, 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 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 seasonal A/C system service. Note that a clogged filter could actually damage your AC equipment.

  • Block the Sun

Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. These window coverings may also help keep 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 running properly so you don’t end up calling an AC service technician because your air conditioner isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider purchasing a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home and save money on your energy bills.

An annual AC tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today to make sure your cooling equipment is ready to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and learn about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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