You should schedule at least one AC tune-up a year to keep your air conditioner in good condition. In Barstow, CA, the average high temperature is 102 degrees in July and 101 degrees in August. Your AC is more likely to break down when it goes a year without maintenance. Additionally, most manufacturers require that you regularly schedule maintenance to keep the warranty valid.
Clean the Internal Components
It becomes dirty inside your air conditioner after a season of running. The dust buildup needs to be removed for the air conditioner to operate efficiently. Your system could experience problems like weak airflow and high energy bills when too much dirt has collected inside and around the system. Every month, you should check the outdoor unit for debris like leaves, branches, toys and other items. Debris too close to the unit obstructs airflow. Also, replace the filter monthly.
Lubricate the System
Moving components inside your air conditioner need lubrication to function at their best. Over time, the lubrication dries up. During AC tune-ups, we lubricate any parts that require it. Lack of sufficient lubrication can cause parts to wear down sooner than they’re supposed to. Insufficient lubrication can lead to AC problems as well.
Inspect the AC for Parts That Need Replacing
Another key component of getting your AC ready for summer is an inspection. All AC tune-ups include a thorough inspection of the internal components. We can detect potential problems in their early stages to help decrease the odds you’ll need an AC repair during the hot California summer. Annual maintenance decreases not only how often an AC breaks down but limits the severity of cooling problems that do occur.
Scheduling air conditioning maintenance is the most important thing you can do to get your system ready for summer, and it’s probably not as expensive as you think. At Clemmer Services Heating & Air Conditioning, we provide HVAC maintenance plans that help you save money in the long run. Contact us today to schedule an air conditioner tune-up.
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