Summer isn’t officially here but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your air conditioner constantly to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your AC service technician to come out and perform your annual ac maintenance.
In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are several other ways you can get your home ready for the cooling season before warmer weather 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 unit to remove twigs and debris that have made their way to your air conditioner during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the A/C and cut back any overgrown shrubs 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
D&K Home Services by Enercare will swap out 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 you and your loved ones and the efficiency of your air conditioner, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard air conditioning service. Also, a clogged filter could actually damage your A/C system.
Help keep your home cooler by hanging blackout drapes or window shades to help keep the sun from heating up your home. Hanging drapes or curtains may also help save your furniture and floors from fading or experiencing 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. Remember 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 working and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider investing in a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature while you’re away and save money on your heating and cooling bills.
A seasonal air conditioner tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your utility bills. Call D&K Home Services by Enercare today to make sure your air conditioning system is ready to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and learn about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.