Serving Thousand Palms and Coachella Valley

The climate in Palm Desert, CA taxes your air conditioner every day in summer with highs that regularly top 100 degrees. In California, the typical HVAC system is about 14 years old when it’s replaced but air conditioners don’t have an expiration date. When you change the filters and invest in HVAC maintenance, you help to determine how long your equipment lasts. Try these simple tasks to save money and extend your AC system’s lifespan.

Using Recommended Thermostat Settings

Energy-efficient thermostat settings can lower your utility bills by 10 percent and reduce your system’s workload. Set the thermostat to 78 degrees when you’re home and turn it up to approximately 83 degrees when you leave in the summer.

Changing Filters Frequently

Changing your HVAC filters every month is a simple and effective way to prolong your air conditioner’s lifespan. Clean filters reduce wear and tear by improving the airflow rate and protecting your AC from dust. They can also increase the system’s efficiency by 15 percent.

Scheduling Preventive HVAC Maintenance

Preventive maintenance can add years to your AC’s life. Cooling systems should be serviced once per year and heat pumps should be serviced in the spring and fall. Maintenance lowers your monthly utility bills as well as your long-term ownership costs by reducing decreases in performance and general wear and tear.

Investing in Cost-Effective AC Repairs

If you want to help your air conditioner last longer don’t ignore mechanical problems that crop up between maintenance visits. Catching issues early is the key to extending your air conditioner’s service life and reducing the need for costly AC repairs.

For more ways to lower your energy bills and keep your AC running well call Vic’s Air Conditioning at (760) 289-5998. You can also learn more about our tune-ups and annual maintenance agreements online.

COVID-19 is affecting all of us.

Vic's Air Conditioning will remain open for business and ready to take care of your heating and cooling needs.

In the wake of the current health crisis in our communities, Vic's Air Conditioning stands ready to ensure your comfort. Maintaining your home's heating and cooling needs is, as always, our top priority.

If you have experienced any illness in your home, please let our dispatcher know and please do not take offense if we choose to not shake hands during this time. We want to ensure that when we send our technician to you, they can take necessary health precautions to protect themselves and those they will interact with throughout the day.

We want to wish all our patrons a healthy and safe time in the next few weeks as our country navigates this situation. Our thoughts are with you all.

Sincerely,
Vic's Air Conditioning

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