4 Simple Ways to Get Your Air Conditioning in Shape for Summer

Is your air conditioning unit in shape for the summer weather? Summer isn’t officially here, but the temperatures are getting warmer, which means air conditioning season is just around the corner. HVAC units work much harder to cool a home around the clock in the hot summer months, so it’s critical to perform your semi-annual maintenance ahead of time.

In addition to an ALPS in home tune-up special, these helpful tips can help you prepare your unit for the cooling season before summer arrives.

Clean the Area Around Your System

Spruce up the ground around your HVAC unit by removing twigs, branches, weeds and other debris that nestled up to your unit during the stormy spring and windy winter months. Allergy sufferers can find relief by rinsing the unit once per week to remove pollen. Lastly, keep the airway clear of debris by trimming back overgrown bushes and turn off your A/C while you mow the grass near the unit.

Replace Your Air Filter

For the best performance, replace your air filter every 30-60 days in the warmer months. In addition, ALPS Air Conditioning & Heating will replace your home’s basic air filters during the in home tune-up visit. A dirty filter collects dust, pet dander, germs and allergens, and reduces the efficiency of your unit. Performing regular system maintenance and changing the filter will reduce normal wear and tear and more extensive system damage.

Block out the Sun

Shut out the sun’s brutal rays during the summer months by hanging shades and blackout curtains in your home. Window shades and blackout drapes will help to cool your home and prevent your furniture and floors from fading over time.

Change Alarm Batteries

Daylight saving time is popular time to change the batteries in smoke alarms and CO detectors. Eliminate the cost of an unnecessary service call by checking the batteries in your thermostat at least twice a year to ensure it is functioning properly. A bad thermostat battery can disguise itself as an issue with your system, so changing out the batteries is important.

An HVAC tune-up service just twice a year can save you money on your utility bills and detect simple issues before they turn into costly repairs.

Is your HVAC unit ready for cooling season? Beat the heat by scheduling an in home ALPS tune-up special today.