Spring is the season to arrange for air conditioning maintenance Indio, CA and elsewhere in the Inland Empire and the Desert Communities. The majority of maintenance services must be handled by an HVAC professional, which is why we recommend you sign up for our regular maintenance program. One of our highly trained technicians will come to your house to tune-up the AC, lubricate moving parts, check on refrigerant, clean components, and change the air filter. The program includes maintenance for your heater in fall as well.
We would like to talk a bit about the air filter, because changing it is something that needs must done on a routine basis, not only during spring maintenance. You must remove and change the filter yourself during the rest of the summer, and the continue doing the job during the fall and winter when the heating system is running. (In most HVAC systems, the heater and air conditioner use the same filter, which is attached close to the HVAC air handler.) A clean air filter in a requirement to keep the AC running at peak efficiency and to prevent trouble with airflow and frozen evaporator coils.
How often do you need to change the filter? It depends on the type of filter you use, as well as how often you run the air conditioner. Since we experience intense heat here during the summer, we recommend you make a monthly check on the filter to see if it’s collected excess dust and dirt. Make a reminder to do this each time you receive a new utility bill.
Otherwise, here are some basic guidelines for the different types of filters and how often each needs to be changed.
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