Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for air conditioning season. Before the heat sets in and you’re running your A/C system constantly to stay comfortable, remember to call your AC service technician to stop by and complete your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to an AC system 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

Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let a professional do that, but you can clean up the ground around your A/C to remove 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 A/C and cut back any overgrown bushes or vegetation to make sure your A/C system is clear of debris. Keeping the airway clear can help keep your system running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Parker Pearce Service Experts will replace your home’s basic air filters when they perform your AC Precision tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change 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 your family and the efficiency of your air conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal air conditioning service. Note that a clogged filter could possibly damage your A/C system.

  • 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 forgot to check the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors over daylight savings, now is the time. Remember to also check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is working properly so you don’t end up calling your HVAC company because your system isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider purchasing a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your energy bills.

A yearly A/C system tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Parker Pearce Service Experts today to make sure your cooling equipment is ready to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and learn about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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