Upgrade Your AC Unit Before the First Heat Wave

Southern California summers can be brutal to bear without proper cooling. Don’t get caught cooking in your home or business when the first full-blown heat wave of the summer rolls around. While the weather is still mild, it’s time to upgrade your AC unit before the first heat wave.

At AAA Calvert, we want to help ensure that you and your family have the cooling needs you deserve, so we provide a wide range of services, including air conditioning installation, repair, and maintenance

Here are a few tips to get your air conditioner ready for summer. If you find that your unit isn’t correctly functioning after following these steps, it might be time for an upgrade.

Always Be Cautious

You should always seek professional help when it comes to handling any HVAC system component. Because your air conditioning system requires a large amount of electricity, it is always safe to have a professional handle it.

If you decide to handle basic cleanings of your AC unit on your own, you can take some simple preventive measures yourself.

Clear Your Unit of Debris

Make sure that there are no gathered leaves or debris on or around your air conditioning unit. Make sure the drain and condenser base is clear. You can also clean out the blower fan using a vacuum and rag.

Be mindful of any water accumulated inside your AC unit and clean it carefully. Then, once completed, you can go ahead and reassemble your unit.

Routinely Clean Out Filters

You should replace the AC filters found throughout your home twice a year, if not more regularly. Over time, the efficiency of your entire system is reduced as dust accumulates on these filters, restricting the airflow. Having dirty filters can also circulate dust throughout your home while your AC unit is running.

It does not usually require extensive knowledge of your HVAC system, so changing out the filters is a step that any homeowner can easily handle. But, if you are ever in doubt, contact AAA Calvert for guidance, or have your technician assist you during your annual service.

Test Your System

Once you have completed all of the steps to get your system up and running, test out your system by running it. Take note of any hot or cold spots throughout the house, limited airflow, or other notable features of your air conditioning system. And as always, if you have any concerns, reach out to your AAA Calver technicians for a second opinion.

Schedule Your Annual Service Today!

Regardless of whether you have completed these steps or not, it would be best if you still considered scheduling your annual service. Annual service on your air conditioning unit helps keep it running as efficiently as possible for as long as possible. Rather than waiting for it to be too late to find out if your system is ready for summer.

It is equally crucial to ensure your air conditioning system is running correctly by checking on your heating system before the winter months. Our certified technicians at AAA Calvert are also to provide heating installation, repair, and service.

Let the experts at AAA Calvert assist you with selecting the right air conditioning services. Our HVAC experts can help you pinpoint your AC unit issues, identify the proper course of action, and implement these services to meet your cooling needs. Call us at 562-429-1546 to request a quote today.