Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely rising 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, go ahead and call your AC maintenance technician to stop by and complete your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to a Precision A/C tune-up, there are a few other ways you can get ready for the cooling season before warmer weather is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

We don’t mean for you to take you’re A/C system apart, let an expert do that, but you can clean up the area around your A/C to clear away twigs and foliage that have made their way to your air conditioner during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the A/C and trim back any overgrown shrubs 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

Barlow Service Experts will change your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your seasonal tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s recommended 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 you and your loved ones and the efficiency of your air conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your regular A/C system service. Note that a clogged filter could possibly damage your AC equipment.

  • Block the Sun

Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. Hanging drapes or curtains may also help save your furniture and floors from fading or enduring sun damage over time.

·     Check Alarm Batteries

If you didn’t check your smoke and CO detector batteries over daylight savings, now it a great time. Remember to also check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is functioning properly so you don’t end up calling an AC service technician because your system 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 away from home and save money on your energy bills.

An annual A/C system tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your utility bills. Call Barlow Service Experts today to make sure your cooling equipment is ready to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and ask about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.

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