Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for air conditioning season. Before the heat sets in and you’re running your air conditioner around the clock to stay comfortable, remember to call your AC service technician to visit your home and complete your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are several other ways you can get your home ready for the cooling season before warmer weather is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

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 ground 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. Mow 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. Keeping a clear airway can help keep your A/C equipment running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will replace your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your seasonal tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s advised that you do so at least every 30-60 days 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 conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard cooling equipment service. Also, 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. 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 check your smoke and CO detector batteries over daylight savings, now it a great time. Don’t forget to also check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is working properly so you don’t end up calling your air conditioning repair technician because your system isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider purchasing a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home and save money on your utility bills.

A yearly air conditioner tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and ask about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.

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