The majority of homes have central air conditioners that work with a forced-air system. The main component of an air conditioning system is the evaporator coil that is located inside of a home. Once the evaporator coil cools the air, it then travels through the ductwork into the home and the warm air returns to be cooled. The large unit that’s located outside of a home is a condenser unit. It is the other major part of an air conditioning system. The evaporator coil and condenser unit both need to be serviced by a technician because they’re sealed systems. Before the extreme heat of the summer arrives, is a perfect time for maintenance or repair.
What is the purpose of keeping an air conditioning system clean and operating properly? An air conditioning system will use a lot of energy when it’s not operating at peak performance. In addition, a malfunctioning air conditioning system will leave the air in a home uncomfortable temperature. Seasonal maintenance is necessary to keep energy costs down and temperatures cool. An HVAC technician can:
Inspect the compressor and tubing for any signs of damage.
Clean dirt, debris, and leaves from inside of the cabinet.
Clean and inspect the coil and cabinet if it’s needed.
Measure the refrigerant level and adjust or add more.
Lubricate older models and inspect the fan motor and blades for wear or damage.
Inspect controls such as contactors, relays, circuit boards, sump heat, capacitors and other accessories.
Inspect and calibrate the thermostat.
A homeowner can help a heating and cooling system to operate more efficiently by regularly changing the filter. This reduces the work the units have to do. Keeping items from blocking the return airflow will reduce stress on the unit. It is never recommended that an untrained homeowner attempt to service or perform AC Repair Atlanta on their own. When an untrained individual attempts to perform repairs on their heating or cooling system to save money, the result is usually more expensive than the original repair would have cost. Be ready for the summer with an early season call to a reputable HVAC contractor.