Your AC system tends to run nonstop during the warm summer months to keep
your home’s indoor air temperature at a cool and comfortable level.
Implementing a routine maintenance schedule will help you keep your system
running as efficiently as possible. Remember to be proactive. You should
not wait until the summer to start your HVAC maintenance plan. Instead,
organize ahead to ensure that your AC unit functions properly throughout
its working season.
Replace Your Filters
To guarantee that your AC unit is running in tiptop shape, replace its
dirty, disposable filters at least once every two months. Filters that
are clogged with dust and debris can inhibit airflow and overburden your
AC’s main fan, which could cause its motor to burn out. This problem
triggers a domino effect that will most definitely cause your entire system
to seize. Additionally, by keeping your air filters clean, you will effectively
maintain optimal indoor air quality within your home.
Clean and Protect Your System
Make sure that all of your AC system’s parts are in good working
order. Routinely inspect the network of ducts running throughout your
home, and then have a trained HVAC technician perform a diagnostic checkup
of your ductwork—he or she will be able to detect blockages or fissures
that you may not. Remove any leaves and debris from your unit’s outdoor
condenser, as well as from its external vents. Also, provide it with some form of
protection from the sun. Shading your condenser can increase your AC unit’s
Check Moving Parts
Over time, your system’s moving parts will begin to wear down. With
certain parts that can be replaced or repaired, like fan belts or fan
blades, be sure that you are aware of their condition. For example, fan
belts that become too worn will snap, thus shutting down your entire AC unit.
At Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating, we’ve made it our mission
to keep your AC in Berkeley running properly when you need it the most.
Contact us at (510) 843-6904 to learn more about our long list of services
we provide such as plumbing, heating and AC installation and maintenance, and
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