Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for air conditioning season. Before the heat sets in 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 conduct your seasonal ac maintenance.
In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are several other ways you can prepare for the cooling season before warmer weather is officially here to stay.
No, we aren’t implying that you should take your air conditioning unit apart, let an expert 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 unit and trim back any overgrown bushes 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
Rob's Albertan Service Experts will change 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 30-60 days for optimal performance. An unchanged filter 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 even damage your AC equipment.
Help keep your home cooler by hanging blackout drapes or window shades to help keep the sun from heating up your home. This 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. Don’t forget 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 installing a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away 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 Rob's Albertan Service Experts today to make sure your air conditioner is set to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and learn about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.