As we are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic AND are experiencing a record heatwave in San Fernando Valley, CA, we wanted to share a few tips and tricks on how you can keep your AC system running strong for longer than normal.
The first, and the simplest thing you can do is to change your air filter. One of the main reasons why you should change you filter is to improve the air quality at your home. At the same time, you will also gain a slight boost in your total energy cost as the clean filter means that you AC unit will have to do less work to cool your home. All air goes through the filter, which makes it a critical component of your unit. And these days you can buy a filter online or at one of the hardware stores. We can certainly help you with replacing your filter as well with a commercial-level pro grade filter. If you need an AC filter replacement in San Fernando Valley, CA – please don’t hesitate to call us now.
The second thing you can do is to ensure that your vents supporting the system are free of any furniture, rugs, as well as any curtains that may block the airflow. This is another simple trick to ensure your system stays strong for many years.
The third thing is to ensure that your condenser system is clean. Typically, cleaning should be done at least on an annual basis. Sometimes there could be leaves or grass clippings stuck inside the condenser unit. Hence, cleaning the fins with a hose will ensure that your condenser’s life is extended.
Last, but not least, we always recommend to schedule periodic maintenance. During the maintenance visit, one of our technicians can help you clean the pipe that carries condensation, called the “drain line”. In addition, we can also help you with all of the above!
You can contact our experienced technicians at: (818) 590-7941. We are now open 24/7 for all types of HVAC emergencies in San Fernando Valley, CA and beyond!