Stay Comfortable All Summer Long

The scorching Central Valley summers can be relentless, making a well-functioning air conditioning system an absolute necessity. To ensure your AC unit runs smoothly and efficiently throughout the hottest months, regular maintenance is key. At Dycus Heating and Air, we understand the importance of staying cool and comfortable in your home or business, which is why we’ve put together these essential tips for proper AC care.

1. Change Your Air Filters

Clogged air filters can significantly reduce the efficiency of your AC unit, causing it to work harder and ultimately leading to higher energy bills. Aim to replace or clean your filters every 1-3 months, depending on usage and the type of filter you have.

2. Clear Outdoor Unit

Debris and overgrown vegetation around the outdoor unit can obstruct airflow and strain the system. Keep the area around the unit clear of leaves, grass clippings, and other materials to ensure proper ventilation.

3. Schedule Professional Tune-Ups

While DIY maintenance is essential, it’s also crucial to have a professional HVAC technician inspect and service your AC system annually. During a tune-up, they will:

  • Clean and lubricate moving parts
  • Check refrigerant levels
  • Inspect electrical connections
  • Test and calibrate components

This preventive maintenance can help identify and address potential issues before they escalate, prolonging the lifespan of your AC unit and ensuring peak performance.

4. Consider Upgrading

If your air conditioning system is more than 10 years old, it may be time to consider replacing it with a newer, more energy-efficient model. Modern AC units can significantly reduce your energy consumption and utility bills, while also providing improved cooling capabilities.

At Dycus Heating and Air, we proudly serve the communities of Modesto, Del Rio, Salida, Riverbank, Rouse, and Escalon, CA. Our team of experienced technicians is dedicated to keeping you comfortable all summer long. Contact us today to schedule your AC maintenance or to discuss upgrading to a new system.