Believe it or not, Ripley. Now is a great time to start thinking about getting your AC serviced before the wonderfully warm weather rolls into town. Even if it’s only March.
There’s nothing better than turning on your air conditioner on a hot, humid summer day and enjoying the cool comfort it provides. But did you know that in order for it to run its absolute best, it should receive regular maintenance? That’s why we recommend to our customers that they contact us in the spring to schedule their AC maintenance, well before the hot weather hits. But many people wonder, is air conditioning maintenance worth it?
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, proper air conditioning maintenance is crucial. They state, “Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while energy use steadily increases.” That means your air conditioner won’t do as much to keep your home comfortable during the hot weather, but your energy use – and your utility bills – will almost certainly increase. The Department of Energy explains how maintenance can help your system run more efficiently this summer and for years to come.
AC Filter Cleaning & Changing
It seems almost too simple, but the most important maintenance task when it comes to the efficiency of your air conditioner system is routinely replacing or cleaning the filter. Why? Because once your air conditioner’s filter gets clogged and dirty, the air simply cannot flow through easily. And that reduces your system’s efficiency, making it use more energy to run, and thus hiking up your utility bills. Read: How often do I need to replace my air filter?
Evaporator & Condenser Coil Cleaning
Your air conditioner has evaporator and condenser coils, and they collect dirt and debris during their months of use – especially if the filters aren’t changed frequently. When the evaporator coils get dirty, airflow is reduced and they lose their ability to absorb heat. Outside, your condenser coils are at the mercy of nature – especially in environments where there’s a lot of foliage and/or dust getting kicked up. You can reduce the chance of debris getting into your condenser coils by keeping the area clear of falling leaves, dryer vent discharge, and lawnmower clippings.
Part of your annual maintenance should include clearing out your air conditioning unit’s condensate drain channels. If these become clogged, your unit will not be able to effectively remove humidity… and that can lead to excess moisture in your home. Unfortunately, too much moisture can lead to discoloration of walls, carpet, and furniture, and can encourage mold and mildew growth.
Keeping an eye on your air conditioning system’s electrical system is also important – issues with the electrical system can cause your AC to malfunction. Your technician will ensure that your system is operating under the correct electric control sequence and that your AC and furnace can’t operate at the same time. They’ll also inspect all electric terminals, and tighten and clean connections.
Get in touch with us. We’d be happy to send one of our trained technicians to take care of all of your service needs. Give us a call or click the button below to schedule your appointment.
About Spurk HVAC
Spurk HVAC was formed in 2018 and is located in Warrendale, Pennsylvania. We proudly serve Cranberry Twp., Wexford, Gibsonia, Mars, and the surrounding areas. We are an American Standard Customer Care Dealer and a Mitsubishi Diamond Contractor.
We service all makes and models. Please click, “Book Now” anywhere on our site if you are seeking a heating repair, heating system replacement, air conditioner repair, air conditioning maintenance, air conditioning replacement, or any other heating & cooling services. Whether you are looking for residential or commercial HVAC services, we look forward to any and all opportunities to become your preferred HVAC contractor.