Importance of Air Conditioner Maintenance

by | May 16, 2017 | Cooling, Maintenance

Man and wife holding each other outside, looking at their home in Weiser, ID. Their home is in good shape because they regularly have air conditioner maintenance.

When the temperatures in Weiser, Idaho, head to the top of the thermometer, it’s not the time for your air conditioner to be on the blink. Regular annual maintenance on your AC will go a long way in preventing that situation from happening.

The best time of year to have your AC serviced is spring, even if you reside in a city with pretty warm weather all year long. Call Comfort Zone Heating & Cooling to make your appointment with one of our skilled & knowledgeable technicians.

Just as your car requires regular maintenance to keep running smoothly and efficiently, so does your air conditioner. Keeping current on its upkeep helps to ensure its efficiency, dependability, and longevity.

Some Things to Expect from your Technician During your Annual Service Visit:

  • Clean the AC’s evaporator and condenser coils. Keeping the coils clean helps to keep your AC’s ability to cool your home at a maximum and prevent the system from running longer than needed, thus cutting down on your energy costs.
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  • Clean and adjust the blower components for proper system airflow to create increased comfort levels.
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  • Check your AC’s ducts for debris and upon finding any, cleaning them to allow the maximum airflow. When the debris remains, it can back up into your system, resulting in damage.
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  • Check the aluminum fins. They’re located at the rear of the unit and can become bent or crushed when objects touch them. This reduces the overall efficiency of the unit.
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  • Inspect the internal parts for broken, chipped, or otherwise damaged parts, which may not be easily noticed. If your AC continues to run with damaged spots, it will eventually cause your system to fail.
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  • Check the coolant level for leaks. If there are leaks, your AC won’t be able to work and the leaking coolant could damage anything it comes in contact with.
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  • Check your system’s thermostat. Thermostats can be touchy and register incorrect temperatures, resulting in your AC delivering too much air or not enough.
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  • Check the unit’s seals. If the seals are loose, cold air can leak into the walls and not make it to its target––inside your home, where you want it. In this scenario, the seals need to be replaced.

Your air conditioner is an investment worth protecting for many factors. Keeping up with the recommended annual maintenance does save you money long term by spotting potential needed repairs, preventing your AC from operating in a less-than-energy-efficient mode, and allowing your system to work for you in a long-life capacity. Call Comfort Zone Heating & Cooling to make your maintenance appointment now, or request service online!

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