An Essential Air Conditioner Maintenance Checklist
Proper air conditioner maintenance is the key to keeping your AC unit running well; regular maintenance can even extend the unit’s lifespan. Like many people in Salem, though, you may neglect necessary maintenance simply because you don’t know what kind of attention your AC unit needs. We at Western Heating & Air recommend you check off the following maintenance essentials every year, before or during summer, to keep your AC unit working its best.
To keep your air conditioner in top shape, make sure you check the air filter once a month. During summer, when you spend more time outdoors or with the windows open, it can be especially easy for dirt and other contaminants to accumulate. A dirty filter places an unnecessary strain on your AC unit, increasing the risk of other problems. This makes cleaning or replacing the filter an important part of ongoing maintenance. Our technicians can show you how to change the filter so that you can take care of this issue on your own.
Most air conditioner maintenance is best left to professionals, for the sake of your safety and the functionality of your air conditioner. Our technicians at Western Heating & Air can take care of all of the following tasks:
- Inspecting and tightening electrical connections
- Cleaning and lubricating moving parts
- Checking the system’s starting cycle
- Calibrating the thermostat
- Looking for condensate drain blockages
- Cleaning the evaporator and condenser coils
- Adding refrigerant to a central AC unit
Besides keeping your AC unit in top shape, these steps can help guard against issues, such as electrical problems, excessive indoor humidity levels, and poor indoor air quality.
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Don’t let a poorly maintained air conditioning unit reduce your home comfort, drive up your energy bills, and leave you facing expensive repairs. Contact Western Heating & Air today to set up your appointment for air conditioner maintenance.Advantages of Heater Repair Services | Western Heating & Air » « Simple Ways to Save Money on Your Summer Energy Bill