The hottest months of the year are approaching. It’s time for swimming, boating, lounging by the pool, and all of the other fun outdoor adventures you’ve been waiting for all year.

But sometimes, you want to beat the heat and relax in the AC. Here’s how you can make sure your AC and all of its components are prepared for the summer.

First Things First: Schedule a Routine Inspection

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your AC to have it looked at!

Let’s look at a few of the most important reasons to schedule your yearly AC inspection:

An Inspection Keeps Your Family and Your Home Safe

Your air conditioning is a complex system that carries significant risks if not taken care of correctly. A faulty AC can result in carbon monoxide problems, fires, and gas leaks that could put your family and your home in harm’s way.

Don’t take the chance! Schedule a routine inspection before it’s time to kick on your AC for the season.

Keep the Temperature (and Your Bills!) Low

If your AC is overworking due to disrepair or parts that need to be replaced, the temperature in your home as well as your energy bills will be scorching. The harder your AC is working, the more wear and tear for the unit and its components, which means the problems will just compound.

Scheduling your routine inspection and maintenance ensures that everything is working as it should and helps keep those energy bills in check.

Hide Out, Cool Off

Summertime get-togethers are great, but sometimes your social battery wears out, or sometimes you just don’t want to stick it out under the summer sun. That’s where the magic of air conditioning comes in.

A routine inspection can help you avoid any issues that would jeopardize the peaceful, relaxing indoor oasis during the hottest months of the year.

What Kinds of AC Maintenance Can You DIY?

So, you want to keep your air conditioning operating at peak performance while you’re waiting for your inspection. There are plenty of repairs and maintenance that should only be left to the professionals, but there are four things that you can do on your own to ensure your AC is running smoothly.

Remove Debris from Your AC Unit

As summer approaches, it’s essential to clear out any debris that may have been collected in your outdoor unit over the winter and spring seasons. Leaves, dirt, and other debris can obstruct your AC’s airflow, resulting in overheating and other problems.

Keep Your Filters Clean

Dirty filters can cause your air conditioning system to work harder than necessary, leading to decreased efficiency and increased energy bills. Regularly cleaning or replacing your filters is the easiest way to ensure your AC is operating at its best and maintaining good indoor air quality during allergy season.

Maintain Your Condenser Coils

Dirty condenser coils can cause blockages and overheating, which can result in significant problems with your HVAC system. Regular cleaning of your condenser coils can help ensure your system is running smoothly and prevent any issues from occurring.

Check Your Thermostat

Although it’s one of the smallest components, having a working thermostat is key to keeping you cool! Replace your batteries, and check to make sure that your buttons are clean and functioning properly.

Schedule Your Routine AC Inspection Today

While it’s important to understand the basic components of your AC system and be able to identify common problems, a full inspection is best left to the pros. If you have any concerns about your air conditioning or HVAC as a whole, give us a call at JW Plumbing, Heating and Air.

Premium Service and Savings With the CHAMPS Rewards Program

Investing in the health of your AC (and your sanity during the summer) is as easy as joining our CHAMPS rewards program. Included in your membership is a 26-Point AC Precision Tune-Up and a professional cleaning of your AC system so you can get ahead of the heat!

Plus, your CHAMPS Rewards membership comes with additional discounts on HVAC diagnostics, repairs, drain cleanings, access to extended warranties, and priority installation.

Why Choose JW Plumbing, Heating and Air to Help You Keep Your Cool?

At JW Plumbing, Heating and Air our skilled and trained technicians know how important it is to have a reliable and efficient air conditioning system during California’s scorching summers. Our maintenance and repair services can help you prepare your AC unit for summer, ensuring it’s running at peak performance.

Call us today to learn more about how we can assist you in keeping your AC unit functioning smoothly throughout the summer.

And hey, don’t forget to inquire about our membership and bonuses, which can help you get even more value from your HVAC system!

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