Spring is here and summer cooling season is not far behind. From May through September your air conditioner will be busy, bringing you comfort and relief from the scorching days and the steamy, muggy nights.
Unfortunately we have a tendency to take our heating and cooling equipment for granted, right up to the time it stops working. If your air conditioner should happen to go on the fritz on a day when the mercury is soaring it can put you in quite a pickle, and with heavy demand for their services your HVAC contractor may not be able to send a technician to your home to fix the problem immediately.
The best way to avoid this sticky wicket is to get busy and take charge of the situation now, before it’s too late. You should take action in the next few days to ensure your air conditioner—and the HVAC infrastructure that supports it—will be in tip-top shape and ready to roll when you truly need it.
Spring Maintenance Procedures for Your HVAC System
If you live in the Lodi area now is the time to give us a call at All Air Heating and Air to set up an appointment for an air conditioner tune-up and maintenance visit. Naturally if you live elsewhere you should contact your local HVAC services provider, but regardless of your geographical location you should take this important step to guarantee your cooling system will be up to speed and ready to function efficiently and on-demand.
As a part of your tune-up, an HVAC technician will clean the evaporator coils, condenser coils and blower components thoroughly, since accumulation of dirt, grime and debris can put excessive strain on your air conditioning system and prevent it from achieving its maximum cooling potential. The technician will also check refrigerant levels to make sure you have what you need for high-level cooling, and if levels are inadequate he or she will replenish your supply and also check to make sure you don’t have a leak.
Finally, the technician will do a relatively brief but comprehensive check of your ductwork, and after a consultation you can decide if you’d like to have your ducts cleaned. If they haven’t been cleaned in two years or more that might be a wise decision, since dirty ducts can interrupt air flow and contaminate your indoor air supply and, but you won’t know that for sure until after you’ve had the chance to talk it over with a trained professional.
On your own and before the technician arrives, you should clean out any debris that may have fallen on or into the outdoor half of your air conditioning system, vacuum out your return air grills and registers to remove accumulated dust, and change your air filter to ensure effective performance (we recommend a good-quality filter with a MERV rating of 13 or higher, which will help protect you from pollen and other seasonal allergens).
Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, All Air is Always On the Ball
Like other reputable HVAC contractors All Air Heating and Air offers maintenance services at extremely affordable prices. Our heating and cooling technicians specialize in preventive maintenance, and we always do whatever we can to help our customers avoid costly repair bills down the line. This is what superior customer service is all about, and that is why we’ve gained such a sterling reputation for excellence in Lodi and the surrounding area.
Please contact us today to find out what we can do to help you prepare for the arrival of warm weather and the coming summer cooling season.