Living in California, people have a lot of benefits when it comes to the weather. In the vast majority of the state, you’re going to get sunshine year round, along with pretty high temperatures. This is especially true during the months leading up to summer, the summer months, and even into October. In some cases, air conditioning isn’t just a luxury, it’s a necessity for a lot of families and a lot of other people, especially businesses, churches, and schools. A working AC unit is absolutely essential, so when should you worry about getting any type of service done?
When Should You Get Air Conditioning Service?
There isn’t always a ‘right’ answer when it comes to the timing of your air conditioning service, but there are a few things you should keep in mind if you’re trying to decide when to contact an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) professional.
When Was The Last Time You Had An Inspection?
This should be at the forefront of your mind, and if you can’t remember, it’s probably been too long since you had someone perform a thorough inspection of the various aspects of your HVAC systems. This is problematic for a number of reasons. Firstly, most modern homes likely operate on some of central air conditioning system, which means the vents are going to be transmitting both heating and cool air.
There are filters throughout the system that help collect dust and other particles, which then prevents said particles from entering your air space (or as close to it as possible). Over time, these filters can become clogged, and this presents a couple of issues. Firstly, a clogged filter isn’t able to do its job properly. Since the filter isn’t as open, air of any kind won’t pass through as easily, forcing your HVAC system to work harder to reach the set temperature. This means that your utility bill is going to be more expensive than normal. If you start to notice a drastic shift in your utility bill, this is an indicator that an inspection is overdue.
Think About Having Work Done In The Off-Season
When it’s the middle of the summer and scorching hot outside, the last thing you’re thinking about is your home’s heating system. However, most people don’t realize that summer is one of the best times to get your heating system installed, repaired, or inspected. The opposite is true for your A/C system, which you usually want to try and have worked on during the winter months. This is important because you don’t need to think about actually using the system in those respective months, meaning that any work can be done without inconveniencing you and your family. This is efficient because, when the really warm weather does start to roll around, you can have peace of mind knowing that your system is optimized and ready for the long months ahead. During the summer, everyone is going to try and make sure their system is working, which means you can avoid the rush while relaxing in your nice cool home!