Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioning unit constantly to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your AC service technician to come out and complete your annual ac maintenance.
In addition to a Precision A/C tune-up, there are a couple other ways you can prepare for the cooling season before higher temperatures are officially here to stay.
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 A/C to clear away 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 A/C and cut back any overgrown plants or vegetation to make sure your cooling equipment is clear of debris. Keeping a clear airway can help keep your A/C equipment running properly.
· Change Your Home’s Air Filters
Matz-Rightway will swap out your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your air conditioning tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, 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 your family and the efficiency of your air conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal cooling equipment service. Note that a clogged filter could even damage your AC equipment.
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 suffering from 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. 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 A/C isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider investing in a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your heating and cooling bills.
An annual air conditioner tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your energy bills. Call Matz-Rightway today to make sure your air conditioner is prepared to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and find out about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.