Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature is about more than just adjusting the thermostat. To ensure your air conditioner provides reliable cooling for years to come, it needs proper maintenance from a professional AC company. That’s why biannual inspections are so critical. Let’s take a closer look at this importance.
Check Refrigerant Levels and Pressure
During the summer months, your AC system endures a lot of strain to fight the heat. Tiny leaks or normal wear and tear during operation can cause refrigerant levels to drop. Low refrigerant reduces your AC’s efficiency and can lead to complete failure. A technician checks refrigerant pressure levels to spot issues early. Proactively topping off refrigerant saves you money over waiting until the unit stops working altogether.
Clean Filthy Filters and Coils
Filters and outdoor condenser coils inevitably get clogged with dust, dirt, and debris over time. Your AC system can’t properly circulate air when filth builds up. Professionals use high-powered sprayers and brushes to deep-clean coils and components. They also replace old filters to ensure clean air flows freely through ductwork. Keeping everything clean promotes better circulation and reduces strain on key parts.
Inspect for Potential Problems
In addition to cleaning, technicians closely inspect components for signs of wear or potential trouble. For example, they may spot a fraying wire ready to fail or hear a bearing going bad. Some developing issues are invisible to you as a homeowner too. If neglected, small problems trigger bigger breakdowns soon enough. Biannual tune-ups allow pros to fix minor stuff before you face expensive emergency repairs down the road.
According to a study conducted by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), it’s recommended that air conditioning systems should be inspected and serviced at least once a year. Doing it twice a year is recommended for most households, preferably in the spring before the unit is used and in the fall after the unit is done being used for the year. Regular inspections catch problems early and keep your system operating at safe, efficient levels. Don’t wait until you’re sweltering in summer heat dealing with a broken unit! Scheduling a spring and fall maintenance check from our AC company now guards against headaches later. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, then call us today to obtain an estimate and book your preferred appointment time.