Calling a technician for air conditioning repair is a hassle, and it may come with a bill that is higher than you’d expected. At JW Heating & Air, we want your air conditioner to run properly all season long, so we’ve put together this guide to some things you can do to prevent the need for repairs.
Clean Air Filters
The air filter in your AC helps improve the air quality of your home. But if a filter becomes too dirty, it may affect the performance of your air conditioner. The indoor unit of your air conditioner needs a certain amount of airflow so that the process of evaporation can occur. Clogged air filters block airflow, leading to repair needs such as a frozen evaporator coil. If this happens, you will have to call a technician for repairs. Cleaning or replacing the air filter once a month can improve efficiency and prevent the need for repairs.
Enroll in a Maintenance Program
One of the best ways to prevent the need for repairs later on and improve efficiency is scheduling air conditioning maintenance with an AC technician. During maintenance, an air conditioning technician does the following.
- Cleans components of the indoor and outdoor portion of your AC, such as the indoor and outdoor evaporator coil, the motor, and the filter.
- Makes any adjustments necessary like lubricating motors and straightening bent parts.
- Inspects the entire system and lets you know if anything needs immediate repair to prevent more damages.
This helps prevent repairs because if components of your system are loose, bent, damaged, dirty, or need adjustment, they may soon need repairs.
Clear Away Debris
You should also make sure that your outdoor system is free of any debris that may interfere with the unit. The outdoor condenser unit pulls in air from outside and blows it over the condenser coil. If this unit is blocked by plants or large outside objects, you may feel limited cooling from your system and other parts will have to work harder to compensate, which may cause your unit to overheat.
When you call JW Heating & Air for maintenance, we’ll thoroughly check your system to prevent the need for repairs. Call us today and ask about our maintenance program or if you need to schedule air conditioning repair service in Brentwood!