Air conditioner maintenance is critical to ensuring that the unit remains efficient, achieves its lifespan, and remains safe for you and your family. Here are some maintenance tips that will help you reach these goals.
Perform Seasonal Tune-Ups
Seasonal tune-ups are performed twice a year, in the winter and in the spring. This ensures that the heating and cooling functions are working properly. These tune-ups are not DIY, so please seek professional assistance when necessary. The technician will recalibrate your thermostat and make sure it displays accurate temperature readings. They will also change the blower filter and lubricate any moving parts within your AC. Moreover, professionals can spot any safety hazards and quickly rectify them.
In the summer, it’s important to check the coolant levels. Top it up if necessary and ensure that there are no leaks in the coolant lines. In the winter, also check the gas pressure, oil pressure, and blower units to ensure the furnace is at optimum function. Inspect the heat exchanger for any cracks or leaks.[Read more…]