Some of the best air conditioners will last years before presenting any problems. Well, that doesn’t mean that ACs don’t need regular yearly maintenance. The maintenance requirements of an AC depend on its make and model. However, experts and manufacturing engineers advise that air conditioning maintenance should be carried out at least once a year.
Maintain your warranty
While some may argue that a lot of AC components and parts are covered under warranty, it is important to know that warranties of some manufacturers can be denied or deemed void if your system is not properly maintained. Some manufacturers require that systems have to be well maintained to be kept under warranty. A good maintenance plan will also reduce the chances of a breakdown, which could happen unexpectedly. If you live in an area with a fluctuating hot and cold climate, your system is more susceptible to disruptions as it will have to work extra hard to adopt to outdoor temperature swings.
Regular Air conditioning maintenance can help to identify and fix problems with your AC system before they get worse. You need proper repair and maintenance to keep your system running at optimum levels and your home properly conditioned. A well-maintained system will not only keep your indoor environment comfortable but will also keep the air free of unwanted contaminants.
What does AC maintenance involve?
Regular maintenance involves a few procedures such as changing or checking filters, cleaning the condenser unit, checking refrigerant levels, monitoring electrical components, inspecting the wiring, ensuring that the components at the furnace that affect the air conditioning are working properly and so on. Cleaning/changing filters ensures your system is not straining to work. Clogged filters may result in a system freeze up, leakage or complete shut down. The cleaning/changing requirements for a filter depend on the make, type or model of the air filter cabinet at the furnace of the AC. Some filters are reusable; others need monthly replacement, whereas others can last from six months to a year before they need to be replaced.
Also the Condenser unit is exposed to a lot of dust and debris, so it needs to be cleaned regularly. Similarly, the evaporator coil drain lines need to be checked and cleared, if needed and its surface area needs to be kept free of contaminants. Please continue to follow Dutch Heating and Cooling for more tips on HVAC servicing.