Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your A/C system around the clock to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your air conditioning technician to stop by and perform your yearly ac maintenance.

In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are several other ways you can get 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 space around your unit to remove sticks and debris 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 bushes 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

Rob's Albertan Service Experts will replace your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your AC Precision tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s suggested that you do so at least every one to two months 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 standard air conditioning service. Note that a clogged filter could actually damage your A/C system.

  • 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 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 an AC service technician because your system isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your utility bills.

A yearly AC tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Rob's Albertan Service Experts today to make sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and find out about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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