Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely rising 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 visit your home and complete your yearly ac maintenance.

In addition to an air conditioning tune-up, there are a couple other ways you can get your home ready for the cooling season before higher temperatures are officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let an expert do that, but you can clean up the area around your unit to get rid of branches and foliage 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 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

Broad Ripple Service Experts will replace your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your seasonal tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s advised that you do so at least every one to two months for optimal performance. If you don’t replace your filter it accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of the people living in your home and the efficiency of your A/C system, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your seasonal A/C system service. Note that 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. This may also help protect 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 running properly so you don’t end up calling your air conditioning repair technician because your A/C isn’t working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider installing a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your energy bills.

A seasonal AC tune-up service could make your A/C unit up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your energy bills. Call Broad Ripple Service Experts today to make sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and learn about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.

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