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3 Steps to Take for Better Air Conditioning

Air conditioning doesn’t have to be very complicated. The system turns on, your home’s air gets cooled, and you get to enjoy your life. For many homeowners, it’s as simple as that.

However, for other folks, that’s simply not good enough. Air conditioning has other factors that can impact your comfort, like the price of your energy bill or how comfortable the temperatures are when you set the thermostat.

We understand that everyone wants perfect air conditioning, but sometimes that perfection comes with a call to an HVAC professional for air conditioning service in Stockton, CA because the root of the problem goes pretty deep.

So, from a layman’s perspective, what can you do? How can you get more results out of your air conditioner without being a certified and licensed HVAC professional? Well, you can start by calling our team and following the three steps we’ve laid out below.

1. Improve the Upkeep of Your System

There’s a difference between “maintenance” and “upkeep.” A system undergoes “maintenance” when it is scheduled with a licensed professional. Maintenance includes a system inspection, adjustments, testing, and a thorough knowledge of how the inner workings of an air conditioner work.

Upkeep is in relation to the condition of the system, how hard it works, how it’s used, and whether it’s covered in a thick layer of dust, or it’s easily accessible. Upkeep is something that homeowners have direct control over, and we’d argue it’s just as important.

Try to clean around your air conditioner and change out the air filter every 1-3 months. Make sure you wipe off any dust and ensure there’s a few feet of space between the AC and anything else so it can properly vent. Doing all of this will ensure that your system runs at peak performance.

2. Work on a Dedicated Schedule

Are you having trouble keeping up with your air conditioner or scheduling service? Then why not keep a schedule?

Write into your calendar when maintenance appointments should be scheduled. Set up times every year when you clean your system and change the air filter. Staying on a schedule will make it easier to not miss appointments that are required for great performance.

3. Always Defer to an Expert for Help

We know that DIY work is all the rage these days, particularly because we’re all trying to save a bit of money. But it’s just not going to work if you’re taking on a project that’s out of your element. It’s okay to admit sometimes that you can’t handle a project and that you’re going to need professional help. It’s why our company exists and it’s the reason we have so many dedicated customers and fans.

Find a good line of things that you’re willing to do on your own, and things that you’re absolutely not. For instance, changing your air filter is something that we’re pretty confident you can handle on your own. Cleaning around your system is another task that most homeowners can do themselves. But trying to rewire a thermostat, or opening up your air conditioner to inspect the refrigerant levels is going to be a step too far for the vast majority of people. Just call an expert, we promise we won’t bite!

Contact DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc. for AC services you can count on.

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