Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer hasn’t quite made its debut but the temperatures are definitely warming up and that means it’s time for air conditioning season. Before the temperatures soar and you’re running your air conditioning unit constantly to stay comfortable, remember to call your AC service technician to stop by and perform your annual ac maintenance.

In addition to an air conditioning 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

Don’t start taking your air conditioner apart, let a professional do that, but you can clean up the area around your A/C to clear away twigs and debris that have made their way to your A/C system 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. Clearing the air way can help keep your air conditioning unit running properly.

·     Change Your Home’s Air Filters

Stark Services will replace your home’s basic air filters when they perform your seasonal tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also change your HVAC air filters by yourself, and it’s suggested 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 conditioning equipment, make sure you’re changing those filters as part of your regular A/C system service. Remember, 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 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. Remember to also 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 air conditioner isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider investing in a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your utility bills.

A yearly AC tune-up service could make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your energy bills. Call Stark Services today to make sure your air conditioning system is ready to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and ask about our spring specials on AC Precision tune-ups.

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