It’s official — springtime is here! As the weather gets warmer and the sun shines for more hours of the day, our team at Gundlach’s Service in Bakersfield is loving every second of it and we hope you are too. Since it’s springtime and the temperatures are in the 60s and 70s, we figured now is the perfect opportunity to talk about preparing your air conditioning unit for the stress of summer heat after a long winter. In today’s blog post, we give you a few tips on how to make sure your air conditioning unit is ready to go once temperatures begin to soar into the 80s and 90s. Keep reading to learn more! Or, if you are ready to schedule your AC repair tune-up, contact our HVAC services at Gundlach’s Service in Bakersfield today!

Check the Filter

One of the first steps you should take in preparing your air conditioning unit for the summertime heat is checking and replacing the filters. A dirty filter that has been gathering dust puts more strain on your unit, causing it to work harder to produce the same airflow. When it has a clean, new filter, your unit will be able to breathe easier and won’t have nearly as much resistance when it comes to airflow. This step should only take you a few minutes, but it can wind up saving you money down the road in both HVAC service repairs and energy bills.

Check the Air Conditioning Unit

The next preparation you’ll want to make to get your air conditioning unit ready for summer is to inspect the unit itself. There are a few different variables that you will want to keep an eye out for whilst inspecting your unit. First and foremost, be sure that you have removed your unit cover if you placed one on to protect it during the winter. The last thing you want to do is suffocate your air conditioning unit by turning it on with the cover still installed. Then, you’ll want to inspect the area around and the unit itself for any debris. Debris often includes branches, leaves, dirt, rock, or other debris surrounding your home. You’ll want to make sure nothing is lodged in the unit or blocking airflow in order to ensure maximum performance. The last thing you’ll want to check is the insulation surrounding the piping coming off of your unit leading into the house. If there are any cracks, peeling, fraying, or damage of any kind to this insulation, it would be wise to contact your local HVAC services. This will ensure that your air conditioning unit operates at peak performance during the sweltering summer months.

Turn It On Before You Need It

The last tip our HVAC service will talk about is turning on your AC before you really need it. Make sure the temperature outside is at least in the mid to high 60’s, then turn on your air conditioning unit for a few minutes to make sure that everything turns on and runs properly. Make sure you don’t hear any strange or unnerving noises and that cool air is coming out of your vents. After you’ve ensured that everything is working properly, go ahead and turn off the air conditioning. This step is important because you ensure that everything is working properly before you really need it. That way, when it starts to get hotter and hotter, you aren’t surprised with a broken down air conditioning unit.

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We hope that today’s blog post has helped you feel better prepared for the summer months. And as always, don’t hesitate to reach out to our HVAC services at Gundlach’s Service in Bakersfield for AC repair, AC maintenance, a quick HVAC tune-up, and more!

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