Your HVAC system needs to be properly maintained for it to keep running when you need it. Just like skipping a tune-up or an oil change for your car, forgetting to have your air conditioner and furnace serviced can make your regret the inattention later.
Your air conditioner needs to be running at its optimal efficiency for it to avoid breaking down. A service check will make sure that all the components are working as they should and aren’t deteriorating from wear and tear. Important parts such as the condenser coil, the part responsible for cooling the air, will be cleaned and checked for any damage. The refrigerant levels will be checked and the blower components will be cleaned to ensure they’re working efficiently.
The furnace also will be inspected, which is especially important. The gas or oil connections can pose health or fire hazards so they will be checked to make sure they’re still tight. The burner and heat exchanger will be cleaned and checked for damage to make sure they’re operating safely and efficiently.
Some steps also should be performed to both the heating and cooling parts of your HVAC system:
- Moving parts lubricated
- Electrical connections tightened
- Drains cleaned
- Settings inspected
When these things aren’t done, small problems can mount up. If a blower gets clogged, you won’t get as much air as you need to reach your ideal temperature, and you’ll keep adjusting the thermostat. A worn-down belt may finally snap, and this could cause the entire HVAC system to break down. The last thing you want is to lose your air conditioning in the middle of an L.A. summer.
If it has been more than a year since your last service check, consider scheduling one immediately. Contact Around the Clock Air Conditioning and Heating today to get in touch with a certified contractor who can help you stay comfortable all year round.
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