Long Beach enjoys less harsh summer seasons than some other Southern Californian cities because of our ocean breeze. But that doesn’t mean we’ll escape from needing air conditioners working in our homes: the sun beating down on a home turns into heat no matter the cool breeze outside. During the spring, when you can expect your air conditioner to have occasional, but not constant, work, you can take a few steps to prepare the system for its biggest job of the year: making summer pleasant.
To assist you with your AC preparations, call Command A/C and talk to our cooling specialists. We offer excellent air conditioning repair in Long Beach, CA from highly trained technicians.
How you can prep your AC for the summer heat
- Schedule regular maintenance: You should have a maintenance visit from a skilled HVAC technician once a year to inspect your air conditioning system. Spring is the best time to have this done, since it takes advantage of a slower period for technicians and makes sure you have the time to see to any larger issues. Maintenance will not only catch repairs you’ll need done for the AC, it will also ensure that the system runs at its most energy-efficient so your summer will be less expensive while being more comfortable.
- Take care of any repairs: You have probably already turned your air conditioning on at least once this year. Did you notice anything amiss? Examples: strange noises from the cabinet, odd smells from the vents, lukewarm air, low airflow, ice on the indoor coils. Anything of this sort means your AC requires professional repairs. Ignoring these issues now will mean headaches later, when you really need the system running to keep you cool. You also risk a complete breakdown on a hot day when HVAC technicians will be busy on other emergency calls.
- Change the air filter: This is a part of maintenance you can take care of on your own, and it’s particularly important if you have a forced-air heater for the winter that uses the same ventilation system as the air conditioner. The filter catches particles that enter the return vents to stop them from contaminating the inside of the heater/AC cabinet. Congestion of the filter will cut off airflow and lead to debris getting through. The filter should be changed once a month during the height of heating or cooling season. To make sure your air conditioner starts summer with a clean set of “lungs,” put in a fresh filter.
Call us today to schedule maintenance
Let Command A/C help your cooling system have a great summer: call us to sign up for our Ultimate Service Club. Membership means you receive two inspections and precision tune-ups a year, one for your heater and one for your air conditioner. In addition, you’ll save 15% on all service repairs and receive preferred scheduling. Remember Command A/C for your needs for maintenance and air conditioning repair in Long Beach, CA.