Investing in seasonal HVAC maintenance can save you money on your energy costs throughout the years by minimizing how hard your system has to work when it’s in use. Maintenance also helps to cut down on the number of repairs that you’ll end up having to face throughout your unit’s lifetime.
The Orlando area is unique in the fact that air conditioners are typically used year-round and you should schedule your seasonal maintenance right before the times of year that you know you’ll be using the system the most often. Because of all the wear and tear your system undoubtedly goes through in the humid heat, you’ll want to schedule two maintenance appointments with a professional on a yearly basis.
What to Expect During Maintenance Appointments
An evaluation of your entire A/C unit will be conducted to ensure that everything is properly working and there are no repairs that need to be made. Some specific services you can expect include:
- The thermostat setting will be checked for efficiency.
- All moving parts will be lubricated to reduce wear and tear.
- The condenser coils will be thoroughly cleaned.
- The condensate drain will be checked and cleaned.
- The blower components will be adjusted for optimal performance.
All of the controls of your air conditioning system will also be inspected and adjusted as necessary. If your HVAC system needs to be repaired you’ll get a custom quote for the work and many times, you’ll get a discount for those services because they were caught early during a seasonal HVAC maintenance appointment.
DIY Maintenance Options
In addition to regular professional maintenance, you can help ensure that your A/C system stays in great shape by cleaning the filters once a month with a clean, damp cloth and to get the dirt and dust off. If they have any rips or holes, simply replace them.
For more tips, tricks, and advice about proper HVAC maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact us. We proudly serve the Orlando area and look forward to talking to you soon!
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