Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for air conditioning season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your A/C system around the clock to stay comfortable, remember to call your AC maintenance technician to come out and complete your seasonal ac maintenance.
In addition to a Precision A/C tune-up, there are several other ways you can get your home ready 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 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 air conditioning unit 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 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
Jack Nelson Service Experts will replace your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your AC Precision tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s advised that you do so at least every 30-60 days 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 conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal cooling equipment service. Remember, a clogged filter could actually damage your AC equipment.
Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. This may also help protect your furniture and floors from fading or suffering from 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. 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 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 AC tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Jack Nelson Service Experts 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.