Living in Florida means we have to keep an eye on our air conditioning systems twelve months out of the year. Although the standard time to arrange for air conditioning maintenance is during the early fall to prepare for the heavy summer heat, it is never a bad time to schedule it if you were unable to get to it earlier in the year.
It is crucial that you do not skip a year of AC maintenance. Each year that an air conditioner goes without an inspection and tune-up puts it at risk for major repair needs, a breakdown, and a 5% drop in energy efficiency. Below are three regular repair issues that your air conditioner may encounter if it misses maintenance. Although regular maintenance is no guarantee against malfunctions, approximately 85% of the repairs that air conditioners often need are preventable with regular inspections.
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3 repairs that maintenance will help your AC avoid
- Defrosting the evaporator coil: One of the most common malfunctions in an air conditioner is the frozen-over evaporator coil. This can happen due to dirt along the coil, a clogged air filter, or leaking refrigerant, and it will severely lower an AC’s cooling power to the point that it will generate no cooling at all. Maintenance cleans the coil, changes the air filter, and checks on the refrigerant level to prevent this from occurring.
- Replacing burned-out motors: The motors in an AC run the blower fan, the compressor, and the outdoor cabinet fan. If they lose lubricant or develop too much dirt, they will work with excess stress and eventually burn out. The only way to fix this is to have the motor replaced. Regular inspections will spot when motors need lubrication or cleaning to keep them from burning out.
- Unclogging the condensate drain: During maintenance, the technician will check the condensate pan in the indoor unit to make sure it is draining correctly and isn’t showing signs of algal growth that might block it. Should this drain become clogged, it will lead to the condensate water overflowing from the pan and causing water damage and increasing humidity in your home.
These are only a few of the ways that regular inspections and tune-ups help prevent repair needs and even early system replacement. Annual maintenance will also grant you peace of mind that your AC is in little danger from a breakdown during the hottest days of the year.
Air Conditioning Experts, Inc. offers the Comfort Club to deliver air conditioning maintenance in Lithia, FL. Joining the Comfort Club also provides maintenance service for your heater, plus a 15% discount on parts and labor.