As a home or business owner, you might wonder whether HVAC preventative maintenance is worth the time and money. Air filters help remove dust and other airborne contaminants from the air stream to improve indoor air quality.Just like a motor vehicle needs regular tune-ups to operate at its best level of performance, so does a home or business heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. While preventive maintenance benefits the system directly, having this service performed by trained professionals brings with it benefits to you as the home or business owner as well. You can extend the useful life of your air conditioner when you invest in preventative maintenance. Refrigeration supplies are used to maintain refrigerators, air conditioners, and other HVAC equipment that use refrigerant to keep them working as expected.
Change your Air Filter every 30 days
All modern air conditioning systems, even small window package units, are equipped with internal air filters. These are generally of a lightweight gauze-like material, and must be replaced or washed as conditions warrant. For example, a building in a high dust environment, or a home with furry pets, will need to have the filters changed more often than buildings without these dirt loads. Failure to replace these filters as needed will contribute to a lower heat exchange rate, resulting in wasted energy, shortened equipment life, and higher energy bills; low air flow can result in iced-over evaporator coils, which can completely stop air flow. Additionally, very dirty or plugged filters can cause overheating during a heating cycle, and can result in damage to the system or even fire.
Clean your outside every 3 months
Maintaining your air conditioner is crucial. In order to increase the lifespan and maintain proper efficiency, follow my guidelines and implement these tips and tricks that I have learned in the field. You can be sure your heating and cooling system will return the favor by reducing breakdowns, keeping your electricity bill low, and outliving the manufacturer’s warranty.
Don't Let Your A/C unit get like this.
Every day your outdoor air conditioning unit is besieged with falling leaves and debris that enter your system. Once inside your unit, these particles impede drains, filter, cause rust, and become a breeding ground for insects. Being in the field as a heating and cooling specialist I can tell you, this can dramatically reduce the efficiency of your air conditioner and lead to a break down.