As another long warm season approaches us in the Inland Empire, we will start thinking about our air conditioners. Or at least, we should start thinking about them. Like any complex machinery that does a large amount of work, an air conditioning system requires care and attention to make sure it runs when it needs to. Large farming equipment must always be prepared for harvesting season; in the same way, air conditioners must be prepared for the summer heat waves.
Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air has cooled down the Inland Empire for over 60 years. When you need help with AC preparations for the heavy summer heat, you can turn to us for maintenance, repairs, or even the full installation of new air conditioning in Riverside, CA. Whatever your needs, we are available 24/7 to assist.
Some tips for getting ready for air conditioning season
- Schedule maintenance for your AC: We place this first because it’s the #1 step you need to take to guarantee top performance from your cooling system during the summer. Air conditioning maintenance is ideally handled at this time of year, the spring, so the system will go into summer with a complete tune-up and cleaning, as well as any repair needs caught early and remedied. Make sure you keep up with annual maintenance and enroll in a program that will send a technician each spring to keep your AC in its best condition.
- Change the air filter: If you have a furnace for heating, it uses the same ductwork system as the AC and the same air filter along the return vents. You need to change this filter before your air conditioner starts working on a regular basis, otherwise clogging from lint, dust, and dirt will choke off airflow and may eventually cause damaging debris to enter the air conditioner’s cabinet.
- Bolster your insulation: Here’s a way to help prepare your air conditioner with improvements to other parts of your home. Make sure that you have effective insulation in your walls and especially inside the attic. The attic turns into a heat sink during the summer, and it can raise your home’s temperature 10°F unless it has effective insulation stopping heat transfer. Sealing your home from the outside heat will keep your air conditioning system from overworking.
Look to Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air for summer preparedness
At Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air, we can take care of all the tasks you need to get ready for the cooling season. Not only do have an excellent team to take care of repairs for air conditioning in Riverside, CA, but we offer the Comfort Club to handle your regular maintenance (it includes your heating system as well). You can also count on us to handle air sealing and insulation so that your home will help your air conditioner, not hinder it. Give us a call today to set up an appointment for summer preparations.