4 Tips to Prepare for Air Conditioning Season

Summer may feel like it’s in the far future away. But before you blink, you’ll be moving from heating to cooling. Soon enough your air conditioner is working around the clock to maintain comfortable temperatures. It’s wise to prepare for the additional usage before temperatures get warmer.

Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing and our team of Experts can provide support. We’ve created our detailed air conditioning memberships to boost your system’s energy efficiency and trustworthiness. Our professional expertise goes a long way, but there are many other steps you can take to protect your air conditioner. Here are four of the top ways you can get ready for air conditioning season.

1. Clean Your Air Conditioner

Don’t worry, you won’t have to take apart your system and clean every part. Our Experts handle this during your yearly air conditioning maintenance appointment.

But cleaning the space around your air conditioner will go a long way as well. We suggest:

    • Clearing twigs, leaves and grass clippings from the outside of your air conditioner.
    • Keeping surrounding grass and plants cut back.
    • Maintaining at least 1 foot of free area on all sides around your air conditioner.

If your air conditioner’s fins get clogged with dirt or yard refuse, this can decrease performance and comfort. Your air conditioner will have to work harder to give the same level of cooling. In bad cases, it may stop cooling altogether and need air conditioning repair.

Your comfort and satisfaction matter to us, so we like to minimize the likelihood of repairs in the first place. A clean air conditioner usually cools more efficiently, is less likely to malfunction and often lasts longer.

2. Replace Your Air Filter

Regularly replacing your air filter is important for your air conditioner’s wellness. During a service visit, our professionals examine filters and install new ones if required. Replacing the filter is fast and easy. You can (and should) do it on your own when you can!

How frequently you need to get a new filter depends on:

    • The kind of filter you use.
    • If someone in your home has asthma, allergies or other respiratory issues.
    • If you have pets.

Basic flat filters usually last for 30–60 days. More dense pleated filters can last up to 90 days. If you’re not sure if your filter should be replaced, remove it, and angle it toward the light. Get a new one if you can’t see light through it.

Filters remove dust, pollen and other pollutants from your home’s air, keeping airflow clean. Forgetting about it will lower your house’s indoor air quality and your air conditioner’s efficiency.

Sometimes a clogged filter may even damage your system or cause it to break down. Frequently changing it will keep the inside of your air conditioner cleaner and airflow more level.

If someone in your family has allergies, asthma or other respiratory issues, contact our Experts about how a HEPA filter can help.

3. Check Your Thermostat and Smoke Detectors

Now is the perfect time to check other essential parts of your air conditioner and other safety systems.

If you use a programmable thermostat, ensure that it’s operating correctly. If the batteries are running out, replace them.

For extra control and convenience, think over installing a smart thermostat. They make using less energy less complicated. And a few models can even alert you if there’s trouble with your air conditioner or if your air filter needs replacing.

Although they’re not part of your air conditioning system, now is a great time to inspect the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Making sure they still have juice delivers peace of mind and an added layer of security.

4. Keep Heat Outside

One of the best ways to increase energy-efficient cooling is to decrease the level of outside heat seeping into your home. Using good window treatments such as blackout curtains, honeycomb shades or plantation shutters, can stop the sun from influencing your home’s temperatures.

Here are several other ways to keep your residence cool without lowering the thermostat:

    • Turn on ceiling fans when you’re in the room.
    • Use your bathroom fan to get rid of heat and humidity when you shower.
    • Keep air vents clean to ensure ample airflow.
    • Add caulk and weatherstripping to seal your doors and windows.

Trust Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for Experienced Air Conditioning Maintenance

Our list will help your air conditioner cool smoother this summer. But the best way you can boost efficiency is with air conditioning maintenance. Some pluses of this service include:

    • Headache-free cooling.
    • Possibly cheaper cooling bills.
    • Likely extending your air conditioner’s lifetime.
    • Keeping your valuable manufacturer’s warranty intact.

Make sure your air conditioning is prepared for this summer! Contact the heating and cooling Experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing right away! Reach us at 866-397-3787 to schedule your maintenance appointment or to learn more about our HVAC membership plans.

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