ALPINE, CALIFORNIA – When the air conditioning goes on the fritz, it seems to pick the worst time imaginable. But according to San Diego County’s air conditioning expert Gabriel Carini, there is a simple way to prevent the most common AC problems.

“Every summer, we get an influx of calls about broken or malfunctioning air conditioning systems, and the majority of the time, the problem could have been prevented or quickly remedied before it turned into a major AC repair,” says Carini, the owner of Cariniair. Carini’s company provides expert air conditioning installation throughout San Diego County.

These are six of the most common air conditioning malfunctions:

1. Frozen inside coil
2. Outside unit not running
3. Outside fan not working
4. Low refrigerant
5. Clogged filter
6. Faulty wiring

“The reason these are preventable is that they almost always relate to routine maintenance on the HVAC system,” the heating and cooling expert says. “We know that it is easy for homeowners and business owners to get busy and forget to do basic maintenance on the unit, so we offer preventive maintenance plans for residential and commercial indoor comfort systems.”

Keeping up with the essential maintenance keeps units running at peak efficiency, preventing problems and protecting and prolonging the life of the equipment. Our preventive maintenance plan includes two 12-point checkups of the HVAC system each year, a yearlong warranty on all repairs, and a 10 percent discount on the system and parts replacement.

“We also call clients to remind them that they need to schedule their biannual tune-up, so they don’t have to worry about missing one,” says Carini, an air conditioning expert.

A homeowner can save money by opting for a maintenance agreement instead of paying separately for a spring and fall tune-up since one by itself almost costs enough to justify our preventative maintenance plan. The Carini maintenance agreements can be purchased for one unit or multiple unit plans. Plus, they get a discount and warranty with the preventive program should the system need any minor repairs or replacement parts.