• As the warm summer weather sets in, it’s time to get your air conditioner primed for optimum performance. Photo: Bayhill Heat & Air (2017)

Ricardo Valderrama is Owner of Bayhill Heat & Air. To reach Ricardo Valderrama call (650) 469-3972.
Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

SAN MATEO − As we head into summer, it’s a good time to check your air conditioning equipment and make sure it’s running as cleanly and efficiently as possible. Start by checking your air filter; if it’s dirty, replace it before you turn on your system for the season. A new air filter will not only promote healthy system performance, it’ll also ensure fresher, cleaner indoor air.

Next, go outside and clean your air conditioner’s condenser unit by sweeping off leaves and debris (to get it really clean, spray it with a garden hose). Next, inspect the blower motor. When an air conditioner’s blower motor isn’t operating at full speed, it can inhibit the entire system’s performance, so check the electrical current and make sure your system is optimized for maximum efficiency.

While a handy homeowner can do all of these tasks independently, if you don’t feel comfortable inspecting and maintaining your own air conditioning equipment, call a professional HVAC technician to handle it for you. By getting your air conditioner primed to perform, you’ll enjoy sheer comfort in your home all summer long.

Ricardo Valderrama is a veteran of the HVAC industry and owner of Bayhill Heat & Air, a Diamond Certified company since 2010. He can be reached at (650) 469-3972 or by email.

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