Preparing Your Home for Cooling Season
Cooling season is approaching us, and it’s important to make sure your home is prepared for the change in temperature. This post will discuss the steps you should take to ensure your home is ready for the cooler months.
Benefits of Proper AC Maintenance:
An HVAC technician who is highly trained and familiar with the type of system you have will be able to remove dirt and debris particles from your unit. If left unchecked, dirt will accumulate over time, and it may eventually find its way into your duct system and spread throughout the entire house. If left unaddressed, this situation may also involve additional expenditures, such as duct cleaning.
The maintenance process of a unit involves inspecting and cleaning the blades, cooling coils, and other essential parts of the unit as part of the maintenance process. The coils that are cleaned on an annual basis are able to deliver cooler temperatures while consuming less energy than coils that are not maintained on an annual basis. As the temperatures rise, you can lower your bills and stay cooler at the same time.
Fewer Service Calls And Repairs Are Needed
It may seem like an inconvenience to schedule regular maintenance for your air conditioner, heat pump, or other similar units, but in fact it is an appointment well worth scheduling in the long run. A maintenance checkup is similar to the checkup you would receive from your doctor or dentist in order to ensure that your HVAC system has been maintained in the best possible condition. It is highly recommended that all damaged or worn parts be replaced before further deterioration of them would damage other components or hinder the proper operation of the unit as a whole. In the long run, a little prevention now can save you a lot of money.
Better Lifespan For Equipment
Maintaining your system regularly can ensure that it performs at its best for the lifetime of the system. This is especially true if you live in an area such as Central Indiana for example, as you will find yourself dealing with it both in the winter with its chilly temperatures as well as in the summer with its hot, humid temperature. Maintaining one of your largest investments at home on a regular basis ensures that it runs effectively and efficiently for a long time to come.
Change the Air Filter
After your tuneup, you can help keep your HVAC system healthy and energy rates down by changing your filters on a regular basis. According to the US Department of Energy, replacing your filters on a regular basis can reduce energy consumption from your HVAC system by 5-15%
Find commonly sized filters and purchase them here.
Here are some of the items checked during an AC Tuneup with Airy Time:
- Clean the Outdoor Unit
- Check Amp Draws
- Check Electrical Voltage
- Check Capacitor
- Inspect & Test Thermostat
- Check Wiring Connections
- Check Refrigerant Levels
- Check Vents
- Check Indoor Blower
- Inspect Indoor Coil
- Inspect Drain Lines
- Take Temperature Readings
- Take Blower Capacitor Readings
- Examine Ductwork
If you need more than just regular maintenance for your air conditioner, such as when it fails to reduce the indoor temperature to a comfortable level, Airy Time Heating & Cooling is here to help you with your service needs. We have well-trained technicians who are capable of finding problems in your air conditioning system and repairing them. Call 317-649-3811 to schedule an appointment today.
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