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Spring AC Service
Warmer weather is here to stay. That means it is time to make sure your air conditioner is in shape for the summer.
Air conditioners should be serviced on a yearly basis. The best time to get your air conditioning serviced is in early spring, before you need to rely on it to keep you comfortable in the summer heat. Of course, if you miss early spring maintenance, we are firm believers that it is better late than never.
What is yearly maintenance? Think of it as a tune-up for your air conditioner. During your yearly maintenance, one of our HVAC technicians spends 1 to 2 hours thoroughly examining and cleaning your air conditioning system. We note any parts that are in need of repair or replacement, which can help you avoid mid-summer breakdown, making a spring AC service that much more important. During a basic AC service, we look at
- Air filters
- Evaporator coil
- Condensate drain
- Fan blade
- Supply/ return temperature differential
- Blower motor
- Refrigerant levels
- Duct work
Getting your HVAC serviced can help you avoid costly breakdowns and repairs. It also has other benefits. Regular service can help you reduce your energy bills by keeping your AC operating at peak efficiency. Maintenance identifies potential problems, which can help you avoid breakdowns and repairs. That means you can schedule repairs on your time. Maintenance also helps you avoid small problems turning into big problems. Regular maintenance can also keep your AC working properly, extending its life. A well-maintained unit can last several years longer than an AC unit that is not maintained. Your system’s warranty may also require regular maintenance, so it can keep you from voiding that warranty.
One of the questions people ask us is if they can DIY their AC maintenance. There are some things that you should be doing routinely to keep your AC working properly. You should replace or clean reusable filters on a regular basis. You need to swap out your filter every 1 to 3 months, depending on your household usage. You should also visually inspect your HVAC unit, looking for any debris. You want to make sure your air intakes are not blocked and that everything on the system looks fine. If you notice any problems, you want to call for service. Working on HVAC units can be hazardous, so you should not tackle repairs or cleaning unless you have proper training.