We all know that taking care of the body and getting regular check-ups is good for your overall health. Surprisingly, your HVAC System needs your attention too. Preventative maintenance can easily resolve any issues and will extend the life span of your HVAC system.
In Florida, the summer months mean high heat and humidity. Your HVAC system might be struggling to keep up. If you want your system to perform at peak efficiency, you will have to give your HVAC unit some attention. A little bit of preventative summer HVAC care can go a long way!
Here are three tips to ensure that your HVAC will be ready during the summer months:
- Inspect for debris around your condenser coil
Your condenser is the air conditioning equipment located outside. This unit consists primarily of a compressor, fan motor, and condensing coil. The compressor is pumping refrigerant throughout the system, and when that refrigerant is in your condensing coil, the fan motor removes the heat from the refrigerant that has been carried from the coil inside your home by pulling air through the condensing coil and removing the heat from the refrigerant. If the condensing coil is blocked in any way, the heat cannot be properly removed and your HVAC system may not function properly.
If your HVAC system is not working well, make sure there are no leaves, branches, and other debris around your unit. Regular inspection will help you to keep your HVAC system clean and functional this summer.
- Check your air filter regularly
Dust or other airborne particles can get trapped in the air filter of your HVAC System. A dirty or clogged filter can affect the efficiency of your HVAC unit. A clogged filter can increase the air pressure in the duct, forcing your HVAC System to work harder to cool. Before running your HVAC System, make sure the air filters are clean. If your HVAC System has a disposable air filter, replace them regularly and clean the reusable one. If your HVAC System has a permanent air filter, you should wash them thoroughly every month to make sure your air conditioner performs well.
Clean air filters also protect your family from allergies and various respiratory ailments.
- Schedule an appointment with a local HVAC professional for routine check-ups and preventative maintenance
Be sure to schedule an appointment with an HVAC professional for a routine check-up and preventative maintenance to make sure your unit is running at its absolute best. Preventive maintenance doesn’t only help to keep your HVAC System healthy but also reduces your energy bills. Preventative maintenance can also extend the life of your HVAC System.
An HVAC professional will evaluate the following components of your HVAC system:
- Electrical components
- Condenser motor and coil
- Level of refrigerant
- System capacitors
- Transformers and thermostats
- Drain lines of the system
Why do you need to get your HVAC system evaluated?
Protect the investment you have made in your cooling and heating system with preventive maintenance from Gilman Cooling & Heating. Proper routine maintenance will prolong the life of your system, reduce operating costs, and protect your equipment’s warranty. By having a certified technician regularly inspect your system, we will be able to detect any possible issues before they turn into major problems. For more information about our maintenance program, call us today – (239) 574-7780!
Schedule your routine maintenance appointment with Southwest Florida’s best HVAC professional now!!