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Keep The AC Running All Summer With These Tips

If A Household Can’t Stand the Heat, They Should Make Sure Their AC Can.

In California, people understand the need for functional air conditioning. No one wants to deal with the worst-case scenario of the AC breaking down in the middle of a hot summer. Homeowners should be proactive and make sure their home gets proper AC maintenance. A few simple steps can give the household peace of mind and comfortable home temperatures for the entire summer.

Air Filters: The Front Line of Protection

replace air filtersAir conditioner maintenance starts with the air filter. This part is one of the easiest to clean and replace, but this is because it needs attention more often than other parts of the HVAC system. The air filter acts as the first line of defense for the inner workings cooling unit and the whole house by catching particulate matter such as dust, allergens, and pollution like VOCs before entering. It keeps the indoor air quality at acceptable and healthy levels.

While the filter catches this harmful stuff, it will be hindered in allowing airflow. This makes the air conditioning system less efficient, working harder to cool the same space. Homeowners should replace air filters at least every three months. This exchange can be done more often in the summer to provide:

  • Maximum HVAC system efficiency: Easier airflow offers less work for the blower.
  • Maximum home cooling: If the airflow is better, it is easier to cool the house.
  • Maximum air quality: Keeping pollutants at bay is easier with a new filter.

Neat and Tidy Around the Unit

Another simple step in AC maintenance is clearing the area around the outdoor AC unit. Keeping the area free of leaves and yard debris may seem like a no-brainer, but even plants planted too close can inhibit airflow and may cause problems for the AC.

Spray off the unit's exterior with a hose and keep grass and plants growing in the area well-trimmed and away from the intake vents. The AC maintenance benefits of this simple procedure are likely to show themselves in the comfortable temperatures in the home and the comfortable price of the home’s energy bill.

Call the Pros and Schedule Maintenance

schedule maintenanceThe best way to ensure that a home’s air conditioner will be working properly throughout the hottest part of the year is to call in the professionals. An AC technician will look over the entire system and verify that everything is as it should be. One of the major benefits of air conditioner maintenance is that a technician can catch a problem before it begins so that homeowners can entirely avoid the midsummer breakdown of their AC.

Here are a few of the tasks that an air conditioning technician will do for a residential HVAC system:

  • Clean coils
  • Check coolant level
  • Inspect and tighten seals
  • Inspect electrical connections
  • Inspect thermostat
  • Check for leaks
  • Check the blower
  • Check ductwork for damage

There are many other tasks depending on the type of system installed, but the professionals will handle them so that the client can have peace of mind.

About Performance Based Heating & Air

Performance-Based Heating & Air is a veteran-owned and operated company that provides quality indoor comfort solutions for its neighbors in Jamestown, CA, and the surrounding areas. They offer straightforward pricing, customer education, and honest recommendations. Call them today for AC maintenance services in Jamestown, CA.