Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your air conditioner constantly to stay comfortable, remember to call your AC maintenance technician to visit your home and conduct your yearly ac maintenance.
In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are a few other ways you can get your home ready for the cooling season before summer is officially here to stay.
No, we aren’t implying that you should take your air conditioning unit apart, let a qualified technician do that, but you can clean up the ground around your system to remove sticks and debris that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the system and prune back any overgrown shrubs or vegetation to make sure your A/C system is clear of debris. Clearing the air way can help keep your air conditioning unit running properly.
· Change Your Home’s Air Filters
TML Service Experts will change your home’s basic air filters when they perform your seasonal tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s advised that you do so at least every four to eight weeks for optimal performance. An unchanged filter accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of the people living in your home and the efficiency of your air conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard A/C system service. Remember, a clogged filter could actually damage your A/C system.
Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. This may also help protect your furniture and floors from fading or suffering from 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. 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 your air conditioning repair technician because your system isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider investing in an automated thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your utility bills.
An annual AC tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your utility bills. Call TML Service Experts today to make sure your cooling equipment is set to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and ask about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.