Atascadero Air Conditioning Repair Company, Air Rite, Releases Warm Weather Tips For Air Conditioning Maintenance

Atascadero Air Conditioning Repair Company, Air Rite, Releases Warm Weather Tips For Air Conditioning Maintenance

Atascadero Air Conditioning Repair Company, Air Rite, Releases Warm Weather Tips For Air Conditioning Maintenance

Spring has arrived and even though there are still more cool days than warm, the summer heat is not far behind. Now is the time to make sure the home and office air conditioning (AC) is in top shape says Arne Johansen, co-owner of Air Rite, the Atascadero air conditioning repair company.

Any number of things can cause an AC system to leak or stop working altogether and it’s better to find out now before AC problems make a triple-digit hot day even more uncomfortable. Before making the appointment for an inspection, here are a couple of things a homeowner or maintenance crew can check.

  • Turn on the AC to see if it is blowing cold air into every room and cycle according to thermostat settings.
  • Check the batteries on battery-powered thermostats
  • Make sure all of the vents are open so that the air can circulate through all of the rooms.
  • Check the HVAC unit for any signs of leaks or water that may have collected around it from rain.
  • Check and change any filter if needed.
  • Check ducts for dirt by removing the vent cover and wiping the side of the duct with a clean cloth. Also look for spider webs and evidence of rodents, such as droppings. If possible check the actual ductwork for leaks or cracks.
  • Make notes of anything that seems to be a problem, such as cold air not reaching everywhere it should, the AC is not cycling properly, or rodent droppings.

This is information the technician will find useful. For example, if cool air is not reaching all of the rooms and the vents are all open, it is indicating a leak in the AC unit or perhaps a blockage somewhere in the duct system. Air Rite technicians always arrive prepared for every possibility, but more information available in advance of the appointment can help save time and money.

Things that could cause AC to not work properly include:

Dirty Filter

Filters eventually become clogged with dirt, dust, pollen, and mold spores. A clogged filter forces the system to work harder; wasting energy and can shorten the life of a heating and AC system. Manufacturers recommend frequently checking the filter and replacing it if it is dirty, or at least every few months.

Low Refrigerant

The refrigerant absorbs heat from the outside air in the winter to provide warmth and gives off heat in summer to keep rooms cool. If there is a leak, the technician will repair it and recharge the refrigerant.

Thermostat Problems

Where the thermostat is located can cause it to measure the temperature inaccurately, or components could be dirty from built-up dust. Or, there could be a wiring problem. A thermostat that is not operating correctly is not going to cycle the air properly, leaving rooms too cold or too warm.

Leaky and Dirty Ductwork

Leaks, blockages, cracks, and dust and dirt build-up lower a system’s efficiency. Insects and rodents can also invade ductwork. Ducts should be professionally inspected and repaired if any of these signs are evident. To help prevent problems, ducts should be professionally inspected every three to five years.

The Importance of Timely Maintenance and Repair

The team from Air Rite is always available for AC inspections, maintenance, and repairs. The company’s service pledge is to perform quality work at an honest and fair price, and this includes helping home and business owners with cost-saving recommendations. Air Rite has been serving and supporting satisfied customers in the Central Coast community since 1983. A family-owned business, the company owners, Rick and Arne Johansen, also support a number of community organizations and youth activities.

Air Rite
5001 Traffic Way
Atascadero, CA 93422
(805) 779-8446

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Testimonials

– Debra M.

They can fix anything Great People !!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 I’ve been working with this company since 1996!!!!!!!

– Susie J.

As the caretaker for a senior gentleman in Atascadero, I was concerned for his health and safety during a recent cold snap. I called Air Rite, explained the situation and they made getting my patient’s needs taken care of a priority. The service technician was knowledgeable and professional, going above and beyond and taking the time to listen to my patient’s own diagnosis. The heating repair was completed within an hour and the price was right. I will recommend Air Rite Heating and Cooling to both my patients and my friends.

– L.

“Let me tell you why this company should have “10” stars. First, you need to know we had attempted to get our forced air heating fixed by another company from Templeton (posted a review on their site). After waiting several days for the other company to return after their initial visit (said they needed to order a part). After many cold days without even a call back we called “Air Rite” in Atascadero. We spoke with Rick (the owner of the company) and explained our dilemma and frustration with our attempt to get it fixed. He understood and said a …

– Joe M.

“Great company to work with. I would say anyone looking for a fair, professional, and prompt company you could call Air Rite.”

– Joy J.

“We have used Air rite twice. Once to replace our heater and the most recent was to replace our A/C unit. We have been more than satisfied both times. They are fair, reasonably priced, efficient, and professional.”

– Ross T.

“Great service at a great price. When my parents needed an entirely new heater system Air Rite took care of it. When our heater recently went out Air Rite took care of it. Arnie came out diagnosed the problem and had us back up and running in no time. Great doing business with a small family-owned business. Highly recommend!”

– Fronando C.

“These guys are quick on service. They know what they are doing and put the customer first. There are a lot of air companies out there and service is the only thing that sets them apart and Air Rite knows this.”

– Nena J.

“I have used Air Rite for all my business needs over the past 8 years. They are honest, professional, and always come through. They are the best HVAC company on the central coast. Plus I love that they are family-owned! Try them out, they won’t disappoint.”

– Sara B.

“They are the best! I have you used them for everything. Honest and Fair.”

– Dennis E.

“Air Rite certainly did right by me! Our 20 year old HVAC system, which had been nursed along for the last few years, finally gave up the ghost. Arne came out and assessed the situation and recommended a reasonably priced replacement system. This morning he sent his team of Cameron, Daniel, David, and Keith, and they went to work. Before 3:00 p.m. on this wickedly hot day in the North County (105°+), they got our new furnace and air conditioning units installed, up, and running. Thank you, Air Rite!”

– Carrie W.

“We needed to have our AC unit serviced and called Air Rite. The woman who works in the office was attentive and kind. They were really busy because it has been so hot but she let us know the soonest they could send someone out. When the technician arrived he was kind and courteous. He went above and beyond to clean out the leaves that were in our unit and made it ready for summer. Thanks, Air Rite!”