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Keep Your Cool! Get Your Air Conditioner Serviced

Your air conditioning system is a major appliance, and it has regular upkeep requirements. Neglecting regular (and necessary) air conditioner maintenance will lead to a steady decline in performance and a steady increase in energy usage.

Get your air conditioner serviced this summer and keep your cool! Below, we’ve listed some of the major steps of an air conditioner maintenance appointment, and how those steps keep your home comfortable and efficient. Learn more about preventative HVAC maintenance and how it keeps your system running better, for longer!

 

Replace Air Conditioner Filters

Replacing your air conditioner filters is the most important maintenance task to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. Dirty, clogged, or damaged filters interfere with your HVAC system’s airflow. Air can begin to bypass the filter if the filter is too dirty. This leads to dirt and dust getting carried directly into the evaporator coil. Eventually, this reduces the coil’s ability to absorb heat and severely reduces efficiency.

During a routine maintenance appointment, an HVAC technician will inspect and replace your air conditioning filters. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%.

 

Inspect and Clean Air Conditioner Coils

Over time, your air conditioner’s evaporator coil and condenser coil collect dirt and dust. While a clean air filter will prolong this process, continuous years of use will inevitably lead to dust and dirt buildup. This buildup insulates the coils, reducing their efficiency. It isn’t just indoor coils that have this problem, either. Outdoor air conditioner coils can also become dirty and lose efficiency over time.

During a professional maintenance appointment, an HVAC technician will inspect and clean all of your system’s coils. This isn’t something you should try and tackle yourself — while you can purchase coil-safe cleaners, there is still a risk you may damage the coils while you’re cleaning. If that happens, you’re looking at paying for repairs. It’s best to leave the coil cleaning to the professionals!

 

Inspect Other Air Conditioning Components

Coil Fins: If the aluminum fins on your compressor are bent, an HVAC technician will use a tool called a “fin comb” to neatly bend them back into shape. This ensures airflow through the fins and coils.

Window and Door Seals: If your home isn’t staying as cool as it should, ask your HVAC technician to inspect your window and door seals for leaks. They can help you pinpoint any leaks and advise you on how to best fix the issue so that cool air doesn’t escape your home.

Condensation Drains: Clogged drains prevent your air conditioner unit from releasing humidity. Too much humidity leads to excess moisture buildup that can discolor your walls or cause mildew growth over time. An HVAC technician will clean the drains and ensure that there is proper drainage to prevent this moisture buildup.

 

 

Dallas Air Conditioning Repairs

Texas Ace Heating & Air is a local leading service provider for air conditioning repairs in the Dallas area. Your year-round comfort is our top priority, and we’re here to keep your air conditioner running in tip-top shape.

Contact us today to schedule a prompt and professional air conditioning repair service.