Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t officially here 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 A/C system 24/7 to stay comfortable, don’t forget to call your AC maintenance technician to stop by and complete your yearly ac maintenance.

In addition to a Precision A/C 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.

  • Clean Your System

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 system to clear away sticks and foliage that have made their way to your A/C system during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the unit and cut back any overgrown shrubs or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit is clear of debris. Keeping a clear airway can help keep your A/C equipment running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Rolf Griffin Service Experts will change your home’s basic air filters when they perform your air conditioning tune-up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters in between maintenance visits, 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 your family and the efficiency of your A/C system, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard cooling equipment service. Note that a clogged filter could even damage your A/C system.

  • Block the Sun

Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. Hanging drapes or curtains may also help keep your furniture and floors from fading or experiencing sun damage over time.

·     Check Alarm Batteries

If you forgot to check the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors over daylight savings, now is the time. Don’t forget to also check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is functioning 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 away from home and save money on your energy bills.

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

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