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Essential AC Maintenance Supplies

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If there is one thing that every household in South Florida relies on – It’s an AC unit. Without the necessary air conditioning supplies, your AC may not work as well as it should. Let’s face it – You don’t want to be caught in the sweltering summer heat without an AC and despite what you may think, there’s more to it than just new filters and line cleaners. In the same way that your vehicle needs regular service checks, without regular maintenance your AC unit might not perform for the entire duration of its expected lifespan. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. At Art Plumbing, Ac and Electric, we’ve got you covered.

A checklist of the air conditioning supplies you will need:

Filters

Most AC units are fitted with detachable filters, which can be easily cleaned. The filter system ensures that your air is clean of debris or small particles. However, sometimes they do need to be replaced. If your unit only blows warm or hot air, you should take it as a sign that you may need to replace your filter.

Fuses

We are all guilty of overworking our air conditioners during the summer months and sometimes you might end up blowing a fuse. Sometimes fixing it may be as simple as resetting your breaker or replacing a switch. It’s always a good idea to keep a spare fuse on hand.

Relay Switches

If your unit does not turn off, you may have a defective relay switch. These apply a low voltage electrical current to contacts within the unit. Only a skilled professional may replace your faulty relay switch, so it is best to contact a qualified air conditioning repairman to resolve this issue.

Evaporator Coils

If your AC is working, but isn’t providing you with the necessary cool relief, you may have an issue with your evaporator coils. There are several things that could cause the evaporator coil to leak or freeze, some could be attributed to low levels of refrigerant or the copper itself may be corroded.

Faulty Contactors

Similar to relay switches they also relay electrical current, however, these relay a high-amperage current to the condenser fan and compressor of the air conditioner. It is in your own best interest to contact a professional to take a look if you suspect any fault with the wiring of your unit’s contactor.

While you may think you are able to DIY certain things, not everyone has the time or know how to do so. With DIY you also run the risk of causing irreparable or costly damage to your air conditioner. Art Plumbing, AC and Electric offers stress free maintenance plans. Remember that it is cheaper to maintain your unit than to purchase and install a new one every time the old one fails. These plans are perfect for every homeowner to ensure the longevity of your unit. Feel free to contact Art Plumbing, AC and Electric to answer all your questions regarding our AC System Tune-Ups and Maintenance packages.

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