The best time to perform maintenance on your air conditioner system is during spring, just before the peak usage in the summer season. It is important to maintain your A/C to improve efficiency and to prevent breakdowns and costly repair bills. Regular preventative maintenance will improve the efficiency of your A/C, thereby saving you money, and will prolong the lifecycle of your unit.
What Should an HVAC Contractor Check?
- All the electrical connections should be checked, tightened or replaced. The voltage and current on the motors should also be checked.
- The lubrication of all moving parts is a crucial part of the preventative maintenance service.
- The contractor should check the safe operation of the system and the system controls.
- The air conditioner and evaporator coils have to be checked and cleaned for maximum efficiency.
- The refrigerant level should be checked and adjusted if needed and all leaks should be repaired.
- The blower components should be checked and cleaned to ensure proper airflow.
What Can You Check?
- Dirty air filters can impede the airflow and cause damage to equipment. Air filters should be replaced monthly during peak usage.
- Check and inspect the condensate drain for debris or blockage.
- Check the thermostat settings and change the batteries on battery operated thermostats.
Preventive maintenance can save money by reducing costly repairs and improving the efficient operation of the air conditioner system, thereby saving money on energy bills. It is important to use a qualified HVAC contractor for any tasks that you are not comfortable performing. Please note that only qualified technicians are allowed to work with the refrigerant in your air conditioner.
For more expert advice about how to maintain your A/C and other issues related to home comfort, please contact us at Powers Heating & Air. We proudly serve the Peachtree City, GA area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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