Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your A/C system 24/7 to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your air conditioning technician to visit your home and complete your seasonal ac maintenance.
In addition to a Precision A/C tune-up, there are several other ways you can get ready for the cooling season before summer is 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 debris that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the unit and trim back any overgrown shrubs or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit is clear of debris. Clearing the air way can help keep your air conditioning unit running properly.
· Change Your Home’s Air Filters
Kingston Home Services by Enercare will change 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 four to eight weeks for optimal performance. If you don’t change your air filter it accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of your family and the efficiency of your air conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard cooling equipment service. Note that a clogged filter could actually damage your air conditioner.
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 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 running properly so you don’t end up calling an AC service technician because your system isn’t running and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing an automated thermostat so you can adjust the temperature away from home and save money on your heating and cooling bills.
A seasonal 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 Kingston Home Services by Enercare today to make sure your cooling equipment is ready to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and ask about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.