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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Functioning Properly

air-conditioning-maintenance Summer is the most stressful time of year for air conditioners, especially in Southern California. As people leave their systems running for multiple hours a day, the added strain increases the chances that the system will develop problems. There are a couple of steps that you should be taking now to make sure that your system stays as healthy as possible during the summer. Otherwise, you may end up having the system fail on you when you need it the most. Follow the tips below to make sure that your air conditioner stays in top shape throughout the summer.

Schedule Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is the single best thing that you can do to make sure that your air conditioner stays in good condition for as long as possible. Air conditioning issues often develop for a while before they’re noticed by homeowners, by which point they’ve already caused damage to the system. The best way to counter this is to catch them before they start displaying symptoms. That means scheduling maintenance.

Preventive maintenance gives your technician the opportunity to locate and resolve any issues in your air conditioner before they become a threat to the system. Your technician will also tune your system up in the process, making it more energy efficient and saving you money on monthly costs. Preventive maintenance can extend the effective lifespan of your air conditioner by years, provided you schedule it consistently from year to year. When you schedule it is also of importance, as we’ll discuss below.

Spring Maintenance

Late maintenance is always better than no maintenance at all. If you don’t get around to scheduling maintenance for your air conditioner until the summer, that’s better than waiting until next year. Still, it would be better for the health and efficiency of your air conditioner if you scheduled maintenance during the spring.

Spring maintenance is ideal for air conditioning maintenance because it ensures that the system is as healthy as possible right before it’s put under the most strain. Any preexisting issues that might be afflicting the system can be resolved before they get any worse. The energy efficiency boost that you can expect from your maintenance appointment will be put to the best use during the summer, when you’re relying on your air conditioner all the time. All of these add up to make spring the best time of year to schedule air conditioning maintenance.

So, if you haven’t scheduled a tune up for your air conditioner yet this spring, now is the time to do it! Contact a contractor you trust, and make sure that your air conditioner is prepared for the brutal California Summer. Your system will be much better off for it in the long run.

Excel Air Corporation provides comprehensive air conditioning tune ups in Escondido, CA. If you haven’t scheduled preventive maintenance for your air conditioner yet this season, contact us today to schedule an appointment.  We’ll make sure that your air conditioner is ready for whatever summer can throw at it.

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