The cooling season has already begun in Los Angeles, and as we fire up our ACs, we may be thinking about how to make some improvements for the summer. Getting your AC ready for summer now is a great way to increase energy efficiency and to reduce the risk of a system break down during the hottest portion of the year. In this post, we’d like to offer some tips about how to prepare for the cooling season. For more information, or if you’re in need of Los Angeles air conditioning repair or maintenance, contact the experts at JW Heating and Air today!
- Enroll in a maintenance program. Your AC is a complex machine. It requires the cooperation of various components and materials. Because of this complexity, you should always seek professional care of your AC when you need assistance. There are numerous benefits to the maintenance program, beyond the thorough inspection, cleaning, and tune-ups. When you make the Energy Savings Agreement, for instance, you’ll receive priority customer status, 10% discount on repair parts and labor, in addition to the system benefits of extended service life, improved energy efficiency, and excellent performance.
- Clean and replace your air filter. Taking this simple duty seriously can prevent a lot of problems with your AC. Your air filter is designed to prevent the buildup of dust and other debris on your fan blades, motors, coils, and other parts of the system, so as to maintain system performance and efficiency. However, when it becomes clogged or excessively dirty, the air filter can actually be counter-productive and cause your system to work harder; it may even cause your evaporator coils to freeze.
- Make room. Make sure the area surrounding your AC is adequately ventilated so that air can pass freely throughout the various components. It also ensures that heat can adequately dissipate into the air outside, which is essential to the refrigerant cycle.
Making any necessary maintenance or repair calls now can save you from a stressful experience in late July. For more information, or to schedule Los Angeles air conditioning, contact JW Heating and Air today!