Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your A/C system around the clock to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your AC service technician to stop by and conduct your seasonal 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 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 get rid of twigs and foliage that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the A/C and cut back any overgrown bushes or vegetation to make sure your cooling equipment is clear of debris. Clearing the air way can help keep your air conditioning unit running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Falso Service Experts will replace your home’s basic air filters when they perform your air conditioning tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, and it’s suggested that you do so at least every one to two months 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 conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal air conditioning service. Remember, a clogged filter could actually damage your A/C system.

  • Block the Sun

Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. These window coverings 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. While you’re at it, check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is running properly so you don’t end up calling your HVAC company because your air conditioner 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 while you’re away and save money on your heating and cooling bills.

An annual AC tune-up service could make your A/C unit up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Falso Service Experts today to make sure your cooling equipment is ready to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and learn about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.

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