Getting Ready for Air Conditioning Season

Another hot and humid Georgia summer is just around the corner--so is your air conditioner ready to keep your home comfortable without racking up a giant utility bill? Keeping up with simple air conditioner maintenance in Marietta will ensure you won't break a sweat. At Shriver Mechanical, Inc., we're here to help make your life easier. Follow these tips to get your air conditioner ready for the summer heat.

Clean around Your AC Unit

Don't try anything too advanced when it comes to cleaning the inner workings of the actual unit, but cleaning the surface and around the compressor is something you can easily do yourself. Make sure the area around the outside unit is tidy and free of overgrown bushes, lawn clippings, or other debris. Every time you mow the lawn, double-check to make sure everything still looks good. Keeping the surrounding area clean will help your AC run more efficiently, and it also means there is less of a chance the fan will get clogged.

Keep the Sun Out

If you're looking for ways to save money on your utility bills each month and help extend the life of your AC unit, keeping direct sunlight out of your home as much as possible will definitely help. Consider investing in blackout drapes and other window coverings. But it doesn't mean you have to live like a vampire to save money. There are options to block the heat of the sun while still getting natural light through. By blocking the excess heat, you air conditioner won't have to work as hard or as often to maintain the perfect temperature.

Change the Filter

Another simple way to keep your air conditioner running efficiently is to change the air filter every month. Stock up on filters during the colder months and set an alarm on your phone to remind you to change it. It's easy and will only take a couple of minutes. In turn, you will save money on your monthly bill and help you air conditioner last longer as well.

Get a Professional Inspection

A fool-proof way to have complete assurance that your air conditioner is ready to carry you through the summer is to schedule a professional inspection. One of our expert technicians at Shriver Mechanical, Inc., can thoroughly inspect your system and diagnose any issues it may have accurately and honestly. You will be left with the peace of mind you need to know your AC won't go out on the hottest day of the year.