As a homeowner, you know that every inch of your home requires maintenance. Your air conditioning system is no different. Due to how expensive HVAC repairs can be, you should be keeping a close eye on your cooling system. Proper maintenance may be what’s standing between you, 100-degree weather, and an expensive bill.
Even with maintenance, it’s possible that issues may arise in your cooling system. These are some of the most common problems and their warning signs. If you notice any of these in your air conditioning system, please call a professional technician right away.
HVAC systems, especially in South Florida, come in contact with a lot of humidity. Whenever moisture is involved, there is the possibility of corrosion. Corrosion can occur on wires and in other areas. It will make your system work incorrectly, and your system will have to work harder. That means you’ll be paying more money for less cooling.
All of the humidity in your system has to go somewhere, and usually, it goes into the drain lines. Air conditioners are magnets for moisture, and if the water isn’t leaving the system properly, leaks will occur. Keep an eye out for any puddles or leaking lines, and then have them repaired if found.
This is where proper maintenance becomes important. It’s essential that you keep every aspect of your cooling system clean and free from dirt and debris. Any dirt can cause your system to work inefficiently, and it may cause parts of your system to break.
If that’s not enough for you to keep it clean, your vents will spread any dirt or debris all over your home the moment your air conditioner turns on. Anyone with asthma or allergies won’t stand a chance.
Follow these AC maintenance tips if you want to prevent problems from occurring in your air conditioning system. You don’t have to perform maintenance often, just enough to keep your cooling system in working order.
Filters play a massive part in keeping the air in your home clean. Depending on how much dust and dander your home collects, you need to replace your filter every one to three months. The more pets you have, the more you should change your filter.
Every season, or every time you change your filter, look over the outside of your cooling system. Inspect any aspect of it that you can see. If some grass grows around your outdoor unit or is covered in leaves, clean it off. Remove and clean anything that’s around your unit. This can improve your system’s efficiency and prevent damage.
Additionally, remember to look at the ducts and inspect them for leaks. You may see a duct dripping water, a puddle on the ground, or water stains. Either way, leaks are not something that you should take lightly.
A professional HVAC technician should come and inspect your air conditioning system twice a year. Regular visual inspections are great, but nothing can beat a professional inspection!
The best times of year to do it are at the end of spring, before you start using it in the summer, and at the beginning of fall. That way, you know your cooling system is in working order before the natural heat comes.
Your air conditioning system is more important than ever in the hot summer heat. Take care of it so it will take care of you. Call Art Plumbing AC & Electric today at 1-800-475-1504 to schedule your inspection or repairs. We’ll help you keep cool, even in the Florida heat.
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