It is possible to avoid repairs when you set up air conditioning maintenance at least once a year. You can choose to work with a professional or handle the tasks on your own. Either way, these things need to be taken care of at least once a year. To get the most out of the unit, some tasks should be performed more often. Local companies often offer specials on these types of services right before the temperature rises in preparation for the summer.
Replacement of Filters
One of the easiest parts of air conditioning maintenance is changing out the filters. If you have a disposable filter, just remove it from the vent and toss it in the trash. Then, put in the new filter. If you have a reusable filter, read the directions and find out how you can clear out the dust, dirt, and debris and put the filter back into the vent. Some homes have more than one filter so check your system out to see what needs to be replaced.
A homeowner may not be as skilled as a professional air conditioning maintenance technician when it comes to an inspection, but it can still be done. Take a look at the AC unit and see if anything looks amiss. If you have not already started up the system for the summer, go ahead and get it started. Listen for any strange noises as it runs. These are all signs that there could be a problem. If you do not feel confident making the repairs yourself, contact a local professional for assistance.
Over time, dirt, dust, and debris build up in the duct system of a home. When the AC turns on, these things continue to make their way through the ducts, past the filter and sometimes end up being inhaled by the homeowner. Instead of taking a chance and letting these things into your home, cleaning out the ducts will make a huge difference as part of an air conditioning maintenance plan. This can be very complicated, as you need a tool that can make its way through the curves of the system.
Whether you do the work yourself or you bring in a professional like Bradford Air & Heating, air conditioning maintenance can extend the life of your AC unit. Problems can be uncovered before costly repairs are needed. Adjustments can be made before a replacement is required. It will take some time and money to handle these tasks, but each one should be looked at as an investment into the system and the home. If you do not feel confident with the job, call Bradford Air & Heating to do the work. Be sure to schedule your appointment early as many other homeowners are going to be scheduling the same type of appointment. At Bradford Air & Heating, we provide HVAC services for both residential and commercial customers in Livermore, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, Concord, San Ramon and Alameda and Contra Costa County, CA. We repair, install, and maintain HVAC systems with our team of licensed and certified cooling and heating technicians. We deliver exceptional customer service and receive high satisfaction ratings from our customers. For more information about Bradford Air & Heating, click here