During the summer months, your air conditioner unit works hard to keep your home cool and comfortable which is why it is important to maintain your unit before the season changes and the cooler weather appears. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning outlines how proper routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system will help ensure that your AC unit gives your years of reliable service and keeps your warm and toasty during the fall weather.
AC Refrigerant Leak Detection
During the summer months, leaks can develop in your refrigerant lines. Leaks and low levels of refrigerant result in your cooling system working overdrive and overcompensating which can result in your unit underperforming and freezing your lines. If left to their own devises, persistent leaks can shorten the lifespan of your HVAC unit. Contact your Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning expert for immediate assistance.
Clean Air Conditioner Condenser Fan
If your fan is dirty or damaged it can have an adverse effect on the overall performance of your unit. If you decide to clean the fan yourself, be sure to turn off the power to your system at the circuit breaker. Your Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning professional can take care of inspecting and cleaning your outdoor fan for you during your scheduled maintenance service.
Clean AC Condenser Coils
If you are handy around electricity, you may want to check and clean your condenser coils yourself. Before you begin, make sure the electricity to your unit is turned off at the circuit breaker. Depending on your manufacture, your evaporator coils may be located in different places. In most cases, instruction manuals can be found online. Dirty evaporator coils can affect your unit’s performance levels and lifespan of your unit.
How Much Space Do You Need Around Outside AC Unit?
Many homeowners plant shrubs and bushes around their HVAC unit to improve the aesthetics of their property. Make sure you keep shrubbery trimmed and remove any grass clippings, leaves and other debris as soon as possible. Grass and leaves can reduce the airflow to your unit which can result in reduced performance, a shortened lifespan, and lead to expensive repair costs.
Check for Electrical Damage to Your AC Unit
Take a close look at your unit and examine it for signs of black marks or other electrical damage. Electrical damage can be caused by a number of different things, the most common being a grounded or shorted wire somewhere within your system. Electrical damage could also be a potential fire hazard and should be inspected immediately by your Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning expert.
Clear Furnace Vents
Be sure to check your furnace vents for obstructions before turning on your heater. If the air cannot flow freely, the efficiency of your unit will be affected and your unit will wear out prematurely leading to early replacement.
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Maintaining your HVAC system can be overwhelming, for your peace of mind, contact the knowledgeable experts at Air Supply & Air Air Conditioning to learn more about residential HVAC inspections, repairs, and maintenance today. HVAC maintenance can be a daunting task. If you want the peace of mind of having your system inspected by professional, licensed HVAC technicians, contact us. Maintenance plans ensure your unit is always performing at its peak. Additionally, regular maintenance and inspection will help identify minor repair needs, before they become major, catastrophic issues.