In the HVAC industry, you see a lot of common problems that occur.
Most of these problems can be avoided by providing some type of cleaning service to your components.
I’ve seen at least five or six repairs in the past month that could have been avoided very easily. If the homeowner would have been performing monthly maintenance, they probably would have noticed the anomaly sooner and been able to call us. If the problem had been detected at that time, we would have been able to repair the item instead of replacing it. If you have an older air conditioner, you should perform some regularly scheduled upkeep. There are a few tasks that can greatly improve the efficiency of your AC. One of the easiest and most routine jobs is replacing the air filters. Most heating and AC systems have disposable air filters, but there are still a few that have a washable air filter. These filters should be changed more frequently if you have a lot of indoor pollutants like animal odors, cigarette smells, and dust. Another thing you can do to help your air conditioner run better, is clean the air conditioner coils. This is a very important task, because it can reduce the amount of airflow in your machine. Otherwise, the AC unit has to work harder. Even the outdoor condenser coils can become riddled with leaf debris and dirt. Proper maintenance can really help avoid a costly repair in the future. With the average HVAC repair around $200, most homeowners can’t afford to lapse on good monthly cleaning habits.