Experts recommend the servicing of air conditioners at least once a year. Not only can this maintain your AC quality, but it can also prevent various problems that could cost you a lot of money in the future. For the best results, here are the things that should be included in the service:
1. Air Filter Change
Dirty filters may block airflow and force the system to work extra hard. As a result, your AC unit may overheat and break easily, and it will fail to sufficiently cool your indoor air. Ideally, you must replace your air filters at least every six months, or earlier if they get dirty sooner. Filters are customer-supplied. Or can be purchased for an additional fee
2. Thorough Cleaning
It is important to keep away dust and debris because once they enter the machine, they may cause serious problems. Both your indoor and outdoor units need cleaning. Get rid of all the debris and wipe off the fine dust. Even the coils require cleaning.
Some parts of the machine can be delicate. Therefore, be sure to use the appropriate tools, solvents, and techniques for it. If you are not sure how to proceed with the cleaning, it is better to call a professional service.
3. Total Assessment and Adjustment
There are many things to check and reset to bring your AC unit back to prime condition. First of all, you need to see if all the moving parts are smooth. Apply lubricant to prevent friction between parts. And then, look at the drain line and give it a flush. There should be no dirt or clogs in it. Also check the refrigerant level. If it is below the normal point, then there might be a leak. Furthermore, you need to check the electrical elements such as wiring and breakers to prevent short circuit or breaker trips.
The next step is to recalibrate your thermostat and run a full test on the system. See if the air it delivers is cold enough. Listen for any unusual sounds during operation, as this may indicate that something is off.
The last thing to do when servicing air conditioners is to repair any issues found during the checkup. Some of the most common problems are refrigerant leaks, air duct leaks, thermostat errors, and results of regular wear and tear. Do not attempt to do DIY fixes if you don’t have the proper certification as you might accidentally do more harm than good. It may also be illegal, depending on where you live.
Unfortunately, a lot of people fail to realize how important it is to service their air conditioners. At the end of the day, they learn the hard way from the consequences they face due to their negligence. You don’t even have to do it yourself. Almost any HVAC company can help you with the servicing of your air conditioner. The only thing you need to do is to find a reputable one to ensure the best possible results.
ECM Air Conditioning, with its headquarters located in Boynton Beach, FL, provides air conditioning services within Palm Beach County, Broward County, Martin County, and St. Lucie County. If you’re looking to have a new HVAC system installed, we’re on-call and ready to assist you. So if you’re in need of an HVAC installation, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule an inspection! Our HVAC installation experts will check your ductwork, measure, check wire sizes, and more before making recommendations to ensure maximum efficiency and comfort. Call us at 561-295-1763 or contact our HVAC installation team online by clicking here.