Is Your Air Conditioning System Ready for the Summer?
March 20, 2015
The days are growing longer, and before we know it another hot California summer will arrive. Your air conditioning system will get another extensive workout during the summer, and will probably run during most days of July and August. You need to ask yourself now, during the cooler beginning of spring, if your home's AC is prepared for the stresses of another summer. Even an air conditioner that is only a few years into its service life might run into problems during hot weather if it doesn't receive the proper preparation.
Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air is here to help provide you with quality air conditioning services in Davis, CA and prepare your home for any heat the summer might throw at it. We have an experienced team of residential cooling specialists who can provide whatever service you may require to enjoy the summer to the fullest with a working air conditioner.
What you can do to prepare an AC for the summer
An easy step you can take to see that your air conditioner will work well when it needs to come on is to change or clean the air filter. If the air filter is clogged up with dust, lint, and other debris, it will force the AC strain harder to do its job, and it may even lead to contamination entering the cabinet and causing damage. It's a simple job to either replace the filter or clean it if the AC uses a permanent filter.
You should also turn on the air conditioning during a day when you don't need it and check for any malfunctions. Pay close attention to any strange sounds the system may make, which are often an early warning that something is wrong with the AC. Check on airflow from the vents, make sure that cooling is being distributed evenly through the rooms, and take note of any odd smells coming from the vents. If anything seems amiss, call for repair technicians.
Finally, the most important step to take is to schedule a preventive maintenance visit from an HVAC professional. Annual maintenance is key to making sure that your AC doesn't have impending repair issues and that it isn't suffering from too much wear and tear. Approximately 85% of repairs that air conditioners may need could be avoided with regular maintenance. You will also reduce the chance of the system experiencing a sudden breakdown on one of the hottest days of the year.
To get started with preparing for the season of air conditioning in Davis, CA, give Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air a call and sign up for our Energy Savings Agreement. This agreement provides the annual maintenance necessary for your AC to work its best, and includes annual heating maintenance as well. You can also depend on us for air conditioning repairs whenever you need them.