It’s too hot why do air conditioners require maintenace?

It’s too hot why do air conditioners require maintenance?

It’s too hot in the afternoon to leave your air conditioning on a day without knowing your AC unit/swamp cooler is in tip-top condition. Air conditioner’s filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance. Further allowing for the unit to function efficiently throughout its years of service. In addition, neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in the unit’s performance while energy use steadily increases.

Air Conditioning Filters

It’s too hot why do air conditioners require maintenance? What is the most important maintenance task? Replace your filters every 3-6 months. For one thing, this will ensure the efficiency of your air conditioner. Clogged, dirty filters reduce the amount of airflow and significantly reduce a system’s efficiency. In addition, when airflow is obstructed, air can bypass the filter and deposit dirt directly into the evaporator coil.  As a result will impair the coil’s heat-absorbing capacity. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15% especially when you feel it’s too hot.

It's too hot why do air conditioners require maintenance?





Don’t forget the coils and fins

It’s too hot why do air conditioners require maintenance? A clean filter prevents the evaporator coil from soiling quickly. Consequently, the evaporator coil will still collect dirt. This dirt reduces airflow and insulates the coil, reducing its ability to absorb heat. To avoid this problem, check your evaporator coil every year.  Clean it as necessary. It is recommended to minimize dirt and debris near the condenser unit. Also, your dryer vents, falling leaves, and lawnmowers are all potential sources of dirt and debris. Cleaning the area around the coil, removing any debris, and trimming foliage back at least 2 feet (0.6 meters). This allows for adequate airflow around the condenser when you feel it’s too hot.

Why your HVAC technician should be licensed.

Would you go to an unlicensed Doctor?  How about taking your child’s car to get fixed at an unlicensed mechanics shop? No, of course, you wouldn’t. What is the main reason you need a licensed HVAC company? They will oversee any work that needs to be done on your AC or Heating system. HVAC equipment can be dangerous if installed incorrectly. Furnaces can blow up. Gas lines can blow up. Your system can leak carbon monoxide.

AC Dave Heating & Air is Licensed

Luckily, AC Dave Heating & Air has been doing this for a long time. AC Dave has been serving this community since 2006. He holds his State contractor license and can pull permits as well as warranties for his work. If you want peace of mind, give our office a call today. We can schedule your summer maintenance, or schedule a service call if your unit isn’t working at its best, call: 661 270 1961.

By AC Dave

AC Dave has been in the HVAC field for the past 40 years. AC Dave is involved in every aspect of every job. A C Dave Heating & Air was established in June of 2006. AC Dave wanted his company to be a reflection of all the great things he learned over the years working in the field from Customer satisfaction #1, to honesty and pride in his work.

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