Another blistering summer season in central Arizona is around the corner, and it will be time to turn the air conditioning on in your home. The HVAC system in your home is too valuable an asset to risk having break down when you need it the most. That is why you should consider having a reputable HVAC company you can trust perform seasonal HVAC service before the hot weather gets here.
Having a regularly scheduled maintenance tune-up on your air conditioning system is imperative to keeping it running efficiently throughout the summer season. When it is not properly maintained it can struggle to keep your home cooled, and it places significant strain on the system’s performance, which can lead to higher energy costs.
At worst your system could fail resulting in expensive replacement costs.
When you hire an HVAC contractor for a seasonal HVAC service, you should expect to receive a thorough check of your system. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program says that a typical tune-up should include:
- A check of the unit’s thermostat settings
- The lubrication of moving parts to reduce friction
- An inspection of all electrical connections
- Making sure the drain condensate is free of clogs
- A full check of all system controls to make sure it functions properly
- Air conditioning evaporator and condenser coils are clean and free of dirt and dust
- Check the refrigerant level of the system to make sure it is free of leaks
- Adjustment of the blower system parts so they provide efficient airflow into your home
Your HVAC technician should show you how to change your air filter and give advice on the kinds of filters that are available for your home. Changing the air filter once a month helps extend the life of your air conditioner. It also helps improve air quality by reducing dust and particulates in the air inside your home.
For expert advice on seasonal HVAC maintenance, contact us at Wolff Mechanical today. We have been proudly serving the Valley of the Sun for over 20 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Phoenix Valley area of Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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