Temperatures are already rising around Sacramento. Before the heavy summer heat sets in, it’s important for homeowners to perform a little air conditioner preventive maintenance!
Sacramento Air Conditioning Maintenance this Summer
Most homeowners wouldn’t think of going without regular oil changes and tune-ups for their car, which they use almost every day. Your air conditioner sees regular use as well, but because it is “out of sight, out of mind,” it can be easy to forget simple maintenance. A little attention can get it geared up for the long haul of summer and can avoid potentially expensive repairs. By keeping the components operating efficiently, preventive maintenance can even increase your unit’s lifespan by 30 percent.
A technician’s maintenance check of your air conditioner can ease your mind by addressing minor problems before they evolve into major repairs. Some aspects of maintenance a professional can address are:
- Cleaning out or replacing your air filters. A dirty, clogged filter restricts airflow, which can affect your indoor air quality, your comfort and the unit’s performance.
- Checking your refrigerant levels. Your refrigerant levels should remain stable, but if they are too low you may have a leak. If they are too high there could be a system malfunction. Because of the chemicals and potential pressure levels involved, it’s wise to have a trained professional address refrigerant issues.
- Taking voltage and electric current measurements to ensure they are at the proper levels in your A/C motor.
- Cleaning your evaporator and condenser coils. This can ensure your unit won’t run longer than the appropriate duration of a cycle. Overworked equipment fails more quickly and stresses your budget.
Call All Year to schedule preventive maintenance for your air conditioner. We’ll keep you comfortable all summer long.