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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner from Failing

One unpleasant surprise that can wreak havoc on a warm summer’s day in Bakersfield is a failing air conditioner. Your home is usually the cool place you relax when you’ve had enough of the heat outdoors. But when it’s actually WARMER inside than it is outside, it can be a pretty devastating situation. This situation calls for an air conditioning service, and you’ve got more exciting things to do with your vacation time than wait for your AC to get fixed. So, how can you avoid an air conditioner failure and take full advantage of your summer? The key to preventing a failure and the expected air conditioning service appointment is to be proactive! Instead of an emergency air conditioning service, why not plan ahead and schedule preventive maintenance?

A preventive AC maintenance checkup performed by the pros at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing is your first and greatest line of defense against many problems that can cause an AC failure—and the resulting miserable summer days. We’ll check that everything is operating as it should and look for things that could be possible problems later on. We’ll take care of those impending problems before they grow into expensive problems that leave you in the sweltering heat of summer.

Some other things you can do to help keep your air conditioner running as it should are:

  • Frequently checking and replacing your air filter to keep air flowing efficiently through your space.
  • Confirming your AC equipment isn’t clogged by any plant life or debris. Check to ensure that your air returns aren’t covered by furniture or drapery or anything else that could impact airflow. The harder your AC has to work, the less efficient it’ll be—and the more likely it’ll be to break down earlier in its life.

Before things heat up this summer, contact Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing to make sure your AC is ready for the challenge! You’ll be happy you did. Call our team at 661-437-3499 to arrange a regular air conditioning service to keep your AC in optimal shape and to keep your home cool throughout summer. If you find it simpler, you can also book an appointment with us online.

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