Spring is here and summer will soon be rolling in. Temperatures are starting to rise and it’s the time of year again when your air conditioner is going to get a workout. Spring, however, is the best time to get air conditioner repair and maintenance done. You really don’t want to gamble with your AC unit especially when summer is just around the corner. But what goes into professional AC repair and maintenance and why is it necessary? Let’s find out!
Here’s what goes into professional air conditioner repair and maintenance
Cleaning the outdoor unit
That big box that sits near your home that’s connected to your air conditioning is called the outdoor unit. It holds different components such as the condenser coils, cooling fins, a compressor, and more. Heat is a byproduct of the condensation process as the refrigerant turns back into liquid. Fans blow the heat away through the cooling fins. Over time, dirt and debris pile up on the cooling fins causing a blockage. When the fins are blocked, heat can no longer effectively escape, straining the system. That’s why the outdoor unit must be cleaned by a Myrtle Beach air conditioning contractor at least once a year.
Changing air filters
Replacing the air filters is a relatively easy task. However, it is rather important. Proper airflow is important in an air conditioning system. The air filters must be cleaned or replaced when needed. This is to keep the system from exerting too much effort which could cause premature aging. You could replace the air filters yourself or have a heating and air conditioning contractor do it for you.
Checking refrigerant levels
Without proper equipment, you will not be able to get accurate readings on refrigerant levels. When your system is not providing enough cooling, it could be the result of low refrigerant levels in the system. For best results, call an expert like Grand Strand Heating And Cooling to check the current supply of refrigerant in your AC unit.
Inspecting electrical components
The electrical components inside and air conditioning unit are designed in such a way that they aren’t easily affected by moisture. However, they do need to be checked on a regular basis. If you don’t have the capacity to do the inspection on your own, it is best to hire an HVAC contractor for the job.
Performing overall inspections and repairs
Air conditioning systems typically last for 10-15 years. However, the real lifespan of your system could be higher or lower. It all boils down to how often your system is maintained and how well it is done. Maintenance and repairs must be done in a timely manner. Skipping routine maintenance will only make matters worse for your system. It’s best to hire an expert to inspect your system during spring when conditions are right. Spring is the best season to revitalize your system for another year of operation.
Are you looking for heating and cooling services in Myrtle Beach? Look no further! Call Grand Strand Heating And Cooling today! You may reach us at (843) 491-6400.
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