Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

April 30, 2016

Summer isn’t here yet but the temperatures are definitely increasing and that means it’s time for A/C season. Before the heat sets in and you’re running your A/C system constantly to stay comfortable, remember to call your AC service technician to visit your home and perform your annual ac maintenance.

In addition to an AC system tune-up, there are several other ways you can get ready for the cooling season before warmer weather is officially here to stay.

  • Clean Your System

We don’t mean for you to take you’re A/C system apart, let an expert do that, but you can clean up the space around your A/C to get rid of sticks and leaves that have made their way to your air conditioning unit during the windy winter and stormy spring. Cut the grass around the A/C and prune back any overgrown shrubs 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

Midway Services will replace your home’s basic air filters when they complete your AC Precision tune-up as part of your standard A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also swap out 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 replace your filter it 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 cooling equipment service. Note that a clogged filter could possibly 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 save your furniture and floors from fading or enduring 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 running properly so you don’t end up calling an AC service technician because your system isn’t turning on and then it ends up just being the thermostat. You could also consider purchasing a programmable thermostat so you can adjust the temperature remotely and save money on your heating and cooling bills.

A seasonal A/C system tune-up service could make your system up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your utility bills. Call Midway Services today to make sure your air conditioner is set to keep you cool and comfortable through the summer and find out about our spring specials on air conditioning tune-ups.

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