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Stay Prepared for Summer Heat with Air Conditioning Maintenance

Serving Families Throughout Palm Springs
HVAC unit outside a home

As the scorching summer months approach, one of the essential factors in ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable season is a well-functioning air conditioning system. With rising temperatures, relying on your AC unit becomes increasingly crucial for maintaining a cool and refreshing indoor environment. However, proactive air conditioning maintenance is key for improved comfort to avoid unexpected breakdowns and maximize the efficiency of your cooling system.

Clean Your Air Filters

Taking care of your HVAC system is essential to ensure it runs efficiently and effectively. One of the simplest yet most important things you can do is regularly change and clean your air filters. This small maintenance task can prevent dust and debris from building up, leading to slower airflow and a harder-working system. And as we all know, harder work means higher bills. Some filters can last up to six months, but it is highly recommended to check in on your filter every 30 days and not wait longer than 60 days to clean or replace it, especially in the warmer summer months when it is used more frequently. This small effort can make a big difference in extending the life of your HVAC system and saving you money in the long run.

Test Your AC Unit

As the weather starts to warm up, ensuring that your AC is in top-notch condition is crucial. Don’t wait until you’re sweaty and uncomfortable to turn it on for the first time this season. By doing so, you may discover that it’s not running as efficiently as it should be. It’s always better to be proactive and take your AC for a test drive as soon as possible. Let it run for a few hours, and make sure it’s cooling your space effectively. Keep an ear open for unusual noises, and be vigilant for unfamiliar smells. If you pick up on anything concerning, contact Desert Air Conditioning immediately to schedule an air conditioner maintenance or repairs appointment. By acting quickly, you’ll be able to avoid any unexpected problems and keep your family cool and comfortable all season long.

Look for Signs of Leakage

When it comes to maintaining your HVAC system, a crucial step is inspecting your ductwork for leaks. Although ductwork can last up to 25 years, it will eventually show signs of wear and tear after 15 years. This can cause your HVAC system to work less efficiently and result in energy waste. So, it’s important to watch for any signs of air movement around your ductwork or visible breaches in its design. If you do spot any holes or cracks, it’s a sign that your ductwork needs attention. Taking care of your ductwork can help keep your home cool without unnecessarily wasting energy.

Check Your Outside Unit

As the summer heat sets in, it’s easy to want to stay indoors and crank up the air conditioning. However, it’s important to remember that your maintenance tasks will take you outside. One of the first things to check is your outside unit.

Ensure that your unit does not still have a winter cover. Some homeowners will put a cover over their unit to protect it from the harsh winter weather, but forgetting to remove it for the summer can lead to serious issues with your cooling system.

Additionally, take the time to clear out any debris that has accumulated around your unit. This includes dead grass, leaves, and sticks that could crowd your fan.

Don’t forget to inspect the unit for any damage caused by unwelcome guests, like rodents who may have chewed on wires.

As you clear out debris, pay special attention to the air conditioning coils to keep your system running efficiently all summer.

If you take a closer look, you’ll see a bunch of small metal fins that can often go unnoticed. However, these fins play a crucial role in the functionality of your AC system. If they become bent, they won’t be able to properly disperse heat, causing your AC to work harder to cool your home. Don’t let bent fins go unnoticed. With the help of an AC service professional, they can straighten out your fins in no time.

Have an Expert Check the Wiring

technician fixing a wall mounted HVAC unitAs the summer heat beats down, the last thing you want is for your air conditioning to cut out on you. Luckily, your AC technician is there to save the day. Before beginning any work, they’ll cut the power to the AC to ensure maximum safety. With the air conditioner safely incapacitated, it’s time to open up the panel and get to work. Your experienced technician will meticulously check the wires to make sure they’re connected properly and not burned.

Benefits of Summer Maintenance

Keeping your air conditioning unit in top shape may not be something that jumps to the forefront of your mind, but there are a multitude of reasons why it should be. By taking the time to prepare your AC unit for the summer, you’re not only ensuring that you’re ready for warmer weather and indoor comfort, but you’re also protecting your investment.

  • Lowers your utility bills by improving your energy efficiency.
  • Increases the lifespan of your unit.
  • Decreases the likelihood of sudden breakdowns.
  • Create healthier indoor air quality.

Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance with Desert Air Conditioning Inc

The scorching heat of summer can be unbearable, and in Palm Springs, it can be dangerous too. Not having air conditioning is simply not an option. So, why take a risk? Dial-up Desert Air Conditioning Inc in Palm Springs today for all your installation, maintenance, and upgrade needs. Our three-generation, family-owned and operated business has been serving the Coachella Valley region for a whopping 57 years. Our professional technicians are factory trained and know exactly what your air conditioning unit requires to work at its optimal capacity. In order to help you avoid untimely breakdowns, we offer affordable service plans that are no less than top-notch. And, even if you have an air conditioning unit we haven’t installed, we can still maintain it. With our preventive maintenance services, we want to ensure that you stay safe and comfortable all year round. So, let’s get started!

Contact us today for any AC repair, AC maintenance, or AC installation services.

Professional air conditioning services we provide:

  • Residential Services
  • Commercial Services
  • Emergency Services
  • Heating Repair Services

Visit our About Us page for more information about our air conditioning company.