Seasonal HVAC System Maintenance: Get Ready for Summer Heat

The trees are in bloom. Spring training is in full-swing. And, the Arizona weather is the envy of the entire country. Yet, if you’re a Chandler homeowner, you know that the long, hot summer is just around the corner. The time to find out if your air conditioning system is working efficiently isn’t when you’re sweating in triple digit heat. Instead, take advantage of the mild spring temperatures by scheduling your HVAC system maintenance now.

Air conditioning is an absolute essential in the Phoenix area, and it only makes sense to ensure your AC system is working as it should and won’t break down when you need it most. While your air conditioning can make up the majority of your utility bill during the summer months, there are ways to reduce these costs and ensure you’re not going to lose your cool due to an unexpected system malfunction.

Check Your Thermostat

When we begin having consistent daytime temperatures above 80 degrees and nighttime temperatures above 60 degrees, it may be time to flip your thermostat to the “cool” setting. Within moments of changing the setting, you should hear your AC turn on and begin to feel cooling. If not, don’t delay in calling your service technician.

Schedule a Maintenance Check for Your System

At Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating, we get a dramatic uptick in service calls on that first day of triple digit temperatures. To avoid having any potential problem, call now to schedule a seasonal tune-up of your air conditioning unit. It’s not only our job to help keep your system running efficiently, we can address any potential issues that can turn into major problems in the future. The cost of a seasonal tune-up is a small investment that can help keep your system performing optimally all summer long.

Clean or Replace the Filters

This is the easiest maintenance step, but often the most overlooked when it comes to preparing your AC system for summer. With the high amount of dust in the Arizona environment, it’s wise to make it a monthly habit of replacing or cleaning filters. When they’re clogged with dust, they restrict air flow and reduce the efficiency of your air conditioning system. They also recirculate dust into your home.

Remove Leaves and Debris

Winter storms can result in debris collecting around the base of your air conditioning system condenser. If you’ve scheduled an AC tune-up, also take the time to cut and remove any weeds, vines and leaves that may be obstructing airflow through your unit.

Call Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating

With summer just around the corner, schedule a seasonal AC tune-up today. Not only will you save money be maximizing the efficiency of your cooling system, you’ll also greatly reduce your chance of needing larger, more costly repairs. Call to schedule an appointment with one of our expert HVAC specialists today at 480-968-5652.