We use the term “winter” loosely here in Mesa, AZ. Temperatures stay warm year-round, and while we have our share of chilly nights, you’ll probably need to call upon your air conditioning more than once before next summer comes in. That’s why getting your AC ready for winter is so important. It means you’ll never be caught flat-footed by an unexpected heat wave, and even if you don’t need to use it in the next few months, it will be ready to go in the spring.
Start with Maintenance
A maintenance session from a trained technician should be scheduled at the beginning and end of each cooling season. A trained technician tightens the loose bolts and fittings in your AC, cleans off the dirt, recharges refrigerant, and replaces the filters. If bigger repairs are needed, he or she can set up a time to do so. The benefit of scheduling maintenance at the end of summer is that it helps ease the strain of all that wear and tear from the hot months, as well as reducing the risk of potential repairs and helping your system perform more efficiently overall. That’s of especial concern in our neck of the woods, since hot days may still be coming.
Periodic Upkeep Does Wonders
We don’t get a lot of rain around here, but sand and dust are common, and they can get into your system if you let them. In addition, twigs and leaves can build up outside your outdoor AC unit, blocking the vents and even slipping inside to wreak all kinds of havoc. The easy way to avoid this is to simply cover your system with a waterproof cover. (Just remember to uncover it if you have need of the air conditioner.) You should also periodically clear away any leaves or weeds that may grow up around it.
The experts at John’s Refrigeration can help with air conditioning issues of all varieties!