Beat the Phoenix Heat: 3 Summer AC Maintenance Tips

Beat the Phoenix Heat: 3 Summer AC Maintenance Tips. AC Technician talking with customer.

Summer in Scottsdale is notorious for scorching temperatures that can push your air conditioning unit to its limits. With temperatures often soaring above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, your AC becomes your best friend, providing cool relief from the relentless heat. 

Follow these tips from the professional AC technicians at Desert Diamond Air to ensure your AC keeps running efficiently and effectively throughout the summer months.

AC Maintenance Tips to Follow During Phoenix Summers

Here are three practical tips to help you beat the Phoenix heat and keep your AC in top condition.

  • Regular Filter Replacement: One of the simplest yet most effective ways to maintain your AC unit is by regularly replacing its air filters. In a dusty environment like Phoenix, air filters can quickly become clogged with dirt, dust, allergens, and debris, restricting airflow and reducing efficiency.

    Aim to replace your air filters once a month during peak summer months. This not only improves indoor air quality by trapping allergens and pollutants but also helps your AC run more efficiently, reducing energy use by up to 15 percent.

    Also, selecting a higher-rated air filter can improve how much dust, dirt, and other allergens are trapped and kept from circulating through your ductwork, over AC coils, and around your home.
  • Upgrade Your Thermostat: Sometimes, an air conditioner’s tendency to cycle on and off too frequently can stem from a simple hiccup like a malfunctioning thermostat. Old thermostats may stop reading room temperatures accurately, leading to short cycling of your AC.

    Short cycling can cause excessive wear and tear on the parts of your air conditioning unit. A new thermostat, especially a smart thermostat, when programmed to a single setting, will help to prevent short cycling of your air conditioning unit.

    When you upgrade your thermostat, install it in a location that represents the temperature of the whole home so it gets an accurate reading. Avoid installing in rooms with a high amount of natural light, which tends to be warmer than other rooms.
  • Keep Your AC Unit Clean: Your AC’s outdoor unit, also known as the condenser unit, plays a crucial role in dissipating heat from your home. Over time, dirt, leaves, and debris can accumulate around the unit, obstructing airflow and hindering its performance.

    To maintain optimal airflow, regularly clean the area around the outdoor unit. Trim any vegetation or foliage around the unit to ensure proper airflow and ventilation. Both the evaporator coil inside and the condenser coil outside can accumulate dirt and dust over time, hindering the cooling process. While your AC filter helps trap some debris, it’s inevitable that grime will still find its way into the coils.

    To clean the outdoor condenser coil, open the cage around the unit and gently rinse away dirt and dust with low-pressure water from a hose, being careful not to damage the unit’s delicate components.

    Cleaning the inside evaporator can prove to be a bit trickier since you can’t hose it off, and on some models, it isn’t easy to get to. Even when it is easy to reach, proper cleaning of the evaporator coil is intensive and requires a special coil brush.

Tune up on Time with an Annual Maintenance Plan

We understand the importance of keeping your heating and cooling equipment in top condition, especially in places like Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, Glendale, Sun City, Surprise, and neighboring communities where extreme temperatures are the norm.

Our Desert Diamond Club offers worry-free and cost-effective maintenance plans tailored to suit your needs. With four tiers to choose from, you can find the perfect plan that aligns with your comfort requirements and budget constraints. 

Benefits of the Desert Diamond Club AC maintenance plans include:

  • Multipoint Inspection
  • Appointment reminders
  • Parts warranty
  • Exclusive club discounts on repairs
  • Seasonal maintenance stays on track

With our comprehensive multipoint inspections, we can identify potential issues early, allowing for timely repairs and preventing costly breakdowns.

By maintaining your heating and cooling system with Desert Diamond Air, you’ll experience peace of mind knowing your equipment is operating at peak efficiency, keeping your Phoenix home comfortable regardless of the outside temperature.

Why Choose Desert Diamond Air for AC Repairs and Maintenance

When it comes to air conditioning repairs and ongoing service in Phoenix, Desert Diamond Air stands out as a trusted and reliable choice. With years of experience serving the Scottsdale community, we understand the unique challenges posed by the desert climate and the importance of keeping your AC running smoothly. 

Desert Diamond Air prioritizes customer satisfaction, offering prompt and professional service backed by a commitment to excellence. Whether you need a quick repair or regular maintenance, our AC technicians are there to keep your air conditioner performing at its best, helping you beat the Phoenix heat year after year.

We are a proud dealership for Trane and Daikin products.

Schedule an AC Tune-Up Today 

Maintaining your AC unit is essential for dealing with our summer temperatures in Scottsdale, AZ.

Don’t let the heat get the best of you—beat it with proper AC maintenance and reliable service. Call Desert Diamond Air today at 602-362-4599 or request service online to inspect and tune up your air conditioning unit. 

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