Air conditioner maintenance should only be performed by a qualified professional. If not done incorrectly, this type of work can damage your system, leading to overall inefficiency or expensive repairs.
Typical AC maintenance can include:
- Cleaning your air conditioner coils, both inside and out – The best time to do this is prior to the heaviest period of the air conditioning season.
- Checking the refrigerant charge – If necessary, the refrigerant should be re-charged but only with the correct refrigerant for your type of system. Doing otherwise can damage your air compressor.
- Clean and calibrate the blower system and its components – This needs to be done to ensure that the air moving over the coil is doing so as efficiently as possible. This can improve the lifespan of your system.
Other maintenance requirements are determined by your exact brand and type of system. Only a qualified AC professional will have the skills and experience to keep your air conditioning system running for as long and as efficiently as possible.
As part of your own lawn maintenance program, you can:
- Keep you outdoor AC unit clear of clutter and plant growth. A clear space around your unit can prevent restricted and inefficient airflow.
- Be careful to keep lawn maintenance and other tools (mowers, string trimmers, etc.) from damaging your air conditioner unit.
- Keep pets from your unit as pet urine can cause extensive damage.
For friendly and professional advice on the sales, service and maintenance of HVAC equipment; contact Parkers Heating and Cooling today or call us at (615) 355-9137.