Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely rising and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the heat sets in 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 seasonal ac maintenance.

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

  • Clean Your System

We don’t mean for you to take you’re A/C system apart, let an expert do that, but you can clean up the space around your unit to get rid of sticks and foliage that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the system and prune back any overgrown bushes or vegetation to make sure your cooling equipment is clear of debris. Keeping the airway clear can help keep your system running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will replace your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your AC Precision tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s advised that you do so at least every 30-60 days for optimal performance. If you don’t replace your filter it accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of your family and the efficiency of your A/C system, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard A/C system service. Note that a clogged filter could even damage your A/C system.

  • Block the Sun

Help keep your home cooler by hanging blackout drapes or window shades to help keep the sun from heating up your home. 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 spend daylight savings checking the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors, now it the perfect time. Don’t forget to also 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 air conditioner isn’t running 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 AC tune-up service could make your A/C unit up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today to make sure your air conditioner is set to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and find out about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.

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