Are you concerned about whether your air conditioner is functioning as it should? Air conditioning is essential for most of the year in Jacksonville, FL. Learn why it’s important to schedule regular HVAC maintenance and how doing so lowers overall energy costs.
Change the Air Filter
Changing the air filter every 30–90 days is the most basic way to maintain your HVAC system. The air filter is responsible for collecting dust, dirt, dander and other debris before these pollutants can negatively impact your indoor air quality.
Clogged air filters make your HVAC system work harder than it should and prevent it from cooling the home properly. An overworked HVAC system results in higher power bills. Keep your home cooled more effectively and lower the electric bill by maintaining a clean air filter.
Keep AC Coils Clean
An important HVAC system maintenance task is keeping the evaporator and condenser coils free from dirt and debris. These coils must remain clean to absorb heat correctly. Your HVAC system will use less energy and keep your home cool more effectively after your HVAC professional inspects and cleans the coils.
Check Refrigerant Levels
Your AC unit needs the proper amount of refrigerant to keep your home as cool as possible. You’ll notice higher energy costs when the compressor overcompensates for low refrigerant levels.
Inspect Electrical Connections
You’ll compromise your HVAC system’s performance if its electrical connections aren’t maintained. An HVAC professional looks for damaged or frayed wires during a tuneup.
Minimize the risk of component failure or larger AC repairs by getting all electrical connection problems repaired. Your HVAC system will function more efficiently when the electrical parts are working properly. The results are lower energy costs and a cooler home.
Lubricate Moving Parts
Lubricating all moving parts helps your HVAC system work more efficiently. HVAC maintenance includes the removal of all debris from parts such as circulation units and the compressor. These parts are then lubricated to reduce friction.
Are you ready to have your HVAC system maintained so it can perform well the rest of this summer and beyond? Contact Cool Connections, Inc. so we can schedule your HVAC maintenance appointment.
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