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Get Ahead of an AC Breakdown

No one wants to come home one day to find out that their air conditioner stopped working. The good news is, you can actually stay ahead of AC breakdowns by taking care of your air conditioner all along. This includes both homeowner, maintenance, and professional AC maintenance by a team of experts.

And if you need air conditioning repair in Los Angeles, CA, we are those experts. We can help you with any of your AC needs, including preventative maintenance that will help you stay ahead of an AC breakdown. Keep reading to learn more about the steps that you can take to keep your air conditioner running great and lessen your chances of a breakdown. 

Homeowner Maintenance

First, you want to think about the things that you can do for your AC as a homeowner. Examples include changing your air filter on time each month and rinsing your outdoor unit to clean dirt off of the coils. 

Your air filter has a very important job. It doesn’t just improve your indoor air quality, but it also protects the inside of your AC system from dust and dirt buildup that can dry up the lubrication of parts and impact how well the system can cool. When you allow your air filter to get too full, it blocks air flow coming into the system so the AC has less air to cool. 

And the outdoor coils are where your air conditioner releases heat that was removed from the conditioned air. If the coils are dirty, they can block heat from escaping as it needs to. This can lead to your air conditioner having an airflow issue and the heat recirculating back through your home. Rinse the outdoor unit using gentle water pressure from your hose. Keep in mind that if the water pressure is too strong it can damage the coils.

Expert Care

You also need an expert to check your system regularly for signs of problems. Sure, you can listen for unusual sounds, and pay attention to signs that your AC is not working properly. But by the time you notice that something is wrong, it may already be more significant or widespread. 

Annual maintenance can catch problems before there are any signs. It’s preventative care that keeps your system in great shape year after year so major problems don’t even have a chance to develop. Plus, our team sees air conditioners day in and day out. We know exactly what to look for that can indicate a problem is brewing. 

We can also help you get to the root cause of a problem when something does pop up so that you can prevent it from happening again in the future. An example of this is your air filter. If we notice a lot of dust and dirt inside your system, that may be a sign that you are not changing your filter often enough, or that you are using the wrong type of filter. After talking to you, we can make recommendations to help you prevent dust and dirt from continuing to get into your AC unit. 

JMS Air Conditioning and Heating has your back. Call us today to schedule an appointment for all of your AC needs.

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