Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for cooling season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioning unit 24/7 to stay comfortable, remember to call your air conditioning technician to visit your home and conduct your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are a few other ways you can prepare for the cooling season before summer is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

No, we aren’t implying that you should take your air conditioning unit apart, let an expert do that, but you can clean up the space around your A/C to remove twigs and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioner during the windy winter and stormy spring. Mow the grass around the unit and cut back any overgrown bushes or vegetation to make sure your air conditioning unit is clear of debris. Keeping the airway clear can help keep your system running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Donelson Air Service Experts will change your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your AC Precision tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s recommended that you do so at least every four to eight weeks for optimal performance. If you don’t change your air filter it accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of the people living in your home and the efficiency of your air conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your standard air conditioning service. Also, a clogged filter could even damage your A/C system.

  • Block the Sun

Hanging blackout drapes or window shades can help keep your home cooler and avoid the sun from heating up your home. This may also help protect 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. While you’re at it, check the batteries in your thermostat to make sure it is working properly so you don’t end up calling your air conditioning repair technician because your system isn’t running 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 yearly A/C system tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Donelson Air Service Experts today to make sure your air conditioner is prepared to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and learn about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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