As summer temperatures arrive in Indian Wells, California, you want to make sure your air conditioning system will provide the cool air to keep you comfortable for the months ahead. Doing some basic maintenance will keep your air conditioner operating optimally and help you avoid high energy bills and costly repairs. Follow these three tips to prepare your HVAC system for heavy use.

Check the Pipe Insulation in the Outdoor Unit

The suction line transports refrigerant to the compressor in the outdoor condenser unit. If its insulation is damaged, it may result in a loss of cooling for the unit, which can lead to mechanical problems and energy waste. Check the insulation to see if it’s intact and in a good condition. If it isn’t, you should seek the help of an HVAC technician.

Remove Debris from Around the Outdoor Unit

Depending on where you live and where your HVAC unit is located, you may find vegetation around the outside unit which contains the condenser coil. This coil serves the important function of transferring heat, and it’ll perform its task less effectively if there is debris around it. Remove debris from the coil and its surrounding area to get the best performance from your system. If you’re mulching in spring, avoid packing mulch around the bottom of the unit.

Change the Air Filters

With new air filters, your HVAC system will be able to operate with minimal strain, resulting in better performance and energy-efficiency. In addition, replacing air filters will improve the air quality in your home. For optimal HVAC performance, replace your air filters once every one or two months.

If you want to make sure that your HVAC system will be functioning optimally, it should be inspected and serviced by an HVAC technician. Contact All Knight Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. at (760) 772-4947 to schedule an appointment.

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