Here’s How You Prepare Your AC for Summer


The summer season is fast approaching, and before you know it, you’ll be retreating inside your home to escape the heat at the barbeque. At least for a little bit. Let’s make sure your air conditioner is up to snuff before summer rolls around.

Lake County air conditioning and heating services help you prepare ahead of time, but beyond calling for maintenance and repairs when needed, this is what you can do to help get your AC as ready as possible for the season.

Change Your Air Filters

The airflow inside your AC is mission-critical to, well, everything you expect from your air conditioner. Change your air filters to remove air resistance and help air flow through properly, all while blocking debris and dust from sticking to your condenser coils.

Your air filters should be changed every 30-60 days depending on use. You know your cooling habits better than anyone else–how often are you running your AC? The more you run it, the more dust it catches from the air, and the faster you need to swap it out for a new one.

Run a Quick Visual Inspection

Does anything look “off” about your air conditioner? Whether it’s the inside of your home or out? Check vents, look at the outdoor cabinet, and see if there’s anything out of place. Most commonly, you’ll see debris near the cabinet, maybe a clogged condensate drain line, and hopefully that’s all.

Unfortunately, one thing you can’t visibly see is a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant leaks can be the cause of irreparable damage if you run your AC on low refrigerant levels. Not only is refrigerant toxic, but it’s indicative of a much larger problem that you can’t DIY your way out of. Get a technician out to your home ASAP.

Clean the Condenser Coils

Your condenser coils can build up dust, even when you have a proper air filter in place. It’s still going to happen, just at a slower rate. Clear them off to prevent that dust from insulating the component and preventing it from doing its job in the process. You can clean off your coils, but there are risks associated, that’s why we recommend a tune-up.

Scheduling a Tune-Up Anyway

Tune-up, maintenance–whatever you want to call it–is ultimately what prepares your air conditioner for summer. Your AC needs more than an air filter and some cleaning; it requires lubrication for moving metal parts, thorough inspection, an electrical check-up, and more.

At the end of the day, our technicians are trained for this. They know how to get the job done fast, efficiently, and with proper safety protocols in place.

Summer’s Fast Approaching

You know what you need to do to get your air conditioner ready for summer, so start testing it and make sure it’s ready to go before you truly need it. You might need to schedule some maintenance before the hotter days are upon us, but you should act fast–this is the busy season.

Contact us today for quality service and more. Jonas Energy Solutions: Become a Part of the Solution!

Customer Reviews

Saira Khan
Saira Khan
2024-07-02
I can't recommend Jonas enough. We were fortunate to have Yohannes come to service our AC unit. He did such an amazing job. He was quick, efficient, kind, compassionate, and extremely well-versed in his field. We had previously had a different HVAC "specialist" "service" our unit. The previous "technician" was completely inept, overcharged me, and left me without operational HVAC. Yohannes did the exact opposite. Our senior dogs were really struggling in the heat of our house and now can be comfortable and happy with the cool air blowing once again. Thank you, Jonas Energy Solutions. And a huge thank you to Yohannes Gebrezgi who did the best job for our family. He's the best!
Kathleen Lynch
Kathleen Lynch
2024-07-02
Jonas's service technician Cliff has been to our home twice within a year to maintain our Mitsubishi mini-splits. He is professionally trained to work on these units, his work area is always neat, he's available for questions, he wears a mask at our request, and overall does a great job keeping our units running smoothly and is a nice person.
Annette Higday
Annette Higday
2024-07-01
Cliff did a great job checking our generator. Very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. So glad we signed up for the Jonas Service.
Traci Munion
Traci Munion
2024-06-28
Jonas takes care of all my energy needs whether it’s for work or at my personal residence. Hard working professional staff that are always on time and charge a fair price for exceptional service. Traci M
Audra Van Patten
Audra Van Patten
2024-06-28
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Luke A
Luke A
2024-06-27
We had a great experience with Jonas today. We had our system inspected by their technician Yohanis. He was polite, respectful and paid attention to my concerns. This inspection didn't turn up much, but he did find a disconnected run of ducting under the house. He repaired the disconnection and, of course, the air is blowing much better in the affected rooms. The price was right and service was great. Yohanis even read a short story to my youngest. Thank you Jonas. They will be my first HVAC company to call in the future.
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Michelle Polson
2024-06-26
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John Mercurio
2024-06-25
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Glory Mitchell
Glory Mitchell
2024-06-22
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