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 cooling season. Before the summer weather is officially here and you’re running your A/C system 24/7 to stay comfortable, go ahead and call your air conditioning technician to stop by and perform your seasonal ac maintenance.

In addition to a Precision A/C tune-up, there are a few other ways you can get your home ready 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 a professional do that, but you can clean up the ground around your system to get rid of sticks and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Keep the grass trimmed around the system and cut 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

Winnipeg Supply Service Experts will replace your home’s basic air filters when they complete your AC Precision tune-up as part of your scheduled A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s suggested that you do so at least every one to two months for optimal performance. If you don’t change your air filter it accumulates dust, allergens, and germs so for the health of you and your loved ones 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 possibly damage your air conditioner.

  • Block the Sun

Help block the sun from heating up your home by hanging blackout drapes or window shades. This may also help keep your furniture and floors from fading or enduring 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 system isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider purchasing a smart thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your utility bills.

A seasonal air conditioner tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your cooling bills. Call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts today to make sure your cooling equipment is set to keep you cool and comfortable for the summer and ask about our spring specials on A/C system tune-ups.

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