How Often Should You Have Your Air Conditioner Serviced
Seasonal Maintenance Preserves Your HVAC System And Your Comfort
The two times of the year to make sure your heating and cooling system will keep you and your family in comfort is during the Spring and Fall. These are the times of the year to prepare for the heat of Summer and the cold of Winter. Many of the maintenance tasks can be performed by you, but, to make sure everything is working properly. It’s best to call in a Sun City Air professional.
Spring is time to change your filters and remove any vegetation, leaves or debris from on top and around your air conditioner condenser. Your list of things to do include cleaning the condenser drain, cleaning interior vents and making sure they are not blocked by furniture or drapes, and hose down your outside unit to remove dirt and grime. Next, turn your unit on to listen for noises that may indicate a more serious issue.
To make sure things are working properly, you will need to put some care in the hands of a professional. A professional can also spot and fix small things before they lead to costly repairs. Their maintenance includes inspecting, lubricating blades and motors, and testing the compressor. They will inspect your thermostat and properly calibrate it. It is also a good time to add a smart thermostat to experience greater savings. Your professional services should include cleaning and adjusting the blowers as well.
Fall inspection is giving proper attention to your heating unit. Your heating unit, whether it is powered by gas or electricity, may need repairs or replacement parts, so scheduled maintenance should be performed before your heat is needed. If you have a gas heating, checking the gas pressure can reveal leaks that would be potentially lethal. Gas is highly combustible and poisonous when breathed. A heat exchanger inspection can also tell you it’s time for a new furnace if cracks are found.
If your heating unit runs on electricity, its maintenance is similar to your Spring maintenance and having the same professional perform the service. They will know what needs to be done. You may cover your air conditioning unit to prevent ice and snow from covering or falling in it during the Winter.
Proper maintenance of your heating and air conditioner will not only keep the units working efficiently and extend their lives but also offer better air quality for you and your family. An air conditioner removes moisture, dust and allergens from the air you breathe. Leaving it dirty or operating improperly can lead to the growth of mold which aggravates allergies and asthma.
Replacing filters every few months will go a long way on improving your unit’s function and your air quality. Having a professional inspect your heating and cooling units to make sure moisture, electrical and motors are all in proper working order.
Inviting your heating and cooling specialist to your home twice a year ensures your safety and comfort, the proper working order of your units and safe working units for years to come.