Is it safe to perform HVAC maintenance on your own? How often do you really need to schedule HVAC tune-ups? At Cool City Air Conditioning, we know that it’s not always easy to find reliable heating and cooling information. We’re committed to helping our clients find the answers they need, so in part one of an ongoing series, we’re going to answer a few of the most common questions we receive about HVAC systems.

If you need HVAC repairs or an AC installation in El Monte, then give the experts at Cool City Air Conditioning a call. We’ve been the area’s leading HVAC company since 1979, and we can help you with anything from simple HVAC maintenance to industrial HVAC repairs. Get started with a free consultation today!

Common HVAC Questions

Do I Really Need Regular HVAC Maintenance?

Yes! Regular HVAC maintenance is essential if you want your system to function at its best.

Think about your HVAC system like a car. You wouldn’t drive your car every day for years on end without rotating the tires, changing the oil, or inspecting the brakes, would you? The same principle applies to your HVAC system — dirt and dust can build up over time, components wear down, and fluids need to be replaced. Even if your system has functioned well for years without a tune-up or maintenance appointment, it’s always a good idea to have an HVAC technician take a look under the hood, so to speak. Investing in a tune-up will often make your system more efficient and save you money in the long run!

How Often Should I Change My AC Unit’s Filter?

At Cool City Air Conditioning, we like to take a proactive approach to AC maintenance. As a general rule of thumb, you should change your AC’s filter every six to 12 months. However, El Monte is generally quite hot throughout the year, and many residents turn on the AC at least once each day. If this is the case in your household, then we recommend changing your filter every two to three months. Additionally, households with pets, smokers, and people who suffer from allergies should change the filter approximately every 60 days.

If you would like a recommendation for your household’s specific circumstances, then just give us a call!

How Do I Know If It’s Time to Change My AC Filter?

Great question! Start by purchasing replacement filters. Next, compare the filter that’s currently in your AC unit with a fresh one. If it’s gray, discolored, or covered in pet hair, then swap out the filter for a new one. Remember, changing your filter early is never a bad thing!

Can I Perform HVAC Maintenance On My Own?

You certainly can perform HVAC maintenance on your own, but we highly discourage it. First of all, your HVAC system is a complex system that requires expert care. Components can easily get dislodged if you’re not careful, and you don’t want to cause more issues after trying to fix another. More importantly, working on an HVAC system can be dangerous. Your personal safety isn’t worth saving a few dollars on HVAC maintenance — just call the Top Rated Local® HVAC company in El Monte instead!

Schedule Your HVAC Maintenance Appointment Today!

We hope that today’s post has answered any questions you have about HVAC maintenance and repairs. Keep an eye on our blog page for part two!

If you’re ready to get started with an HVAC repair or maintenance appointment, just fill out the form below or give the team at Cool City Air Conditioning a call.

We look forward to speaking with you!