Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the heat sets in and you’re running your A/C system 24/7 to stay comfortable, remember to call your air conditioning technician to visit your home and conduct your annual ac maintenance.

In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are a few other ways you can prepare for the cooling season before warmer weather is 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 space around your system to clear away sticks and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioner during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the system and cut back any overgrown plants 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

Knochelmann Service Experts will swap out your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your air conditioning tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, and it’s advised that you do so at least every one to two months for optimal performance. If you don’t change your air filter it accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of you and your loved ones and the efficiency of your A/C system, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard A/C system service. Note that a clogged filter could actually damage your AC equipment.

  • Block the Sun

Help keep your home cooler by hanging blackout drapes or window shades to help keep the sun from heating up your home. Hanging drapes or curtains may also help keep your furniture and floors from fading or experiencing 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. Don’t forget to also check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is functioning properly so you don’t end up calling your air conditioning repair technician because your A/C isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing an automated thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your energy bills.

An annual air conditioner tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your energy bills. Call Knochelmann Service Experts today to make sure your air conditioner is prepared to keep you cool and comfortable all summer and ask about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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