3 Reasons for Mid Summer A/C Maintenance
With the summer temperatures well established, and the long cooling season only about halfway done, it’s a good time to think about doing some preventative A/C maintenance to make sure your unit keeps performing for the rest of the season and well into the future. Here are three reasons you should have your A/C serviced this summer:
If your system has low refrigerant levels, it can cause the system to blow warm air, overheat, or in some cases even seize the system. Since the A/C has already been running for long hours at this point in the season, it can be easier to spot if the compressor needs to have its refrigerant charged, or take care of minor repairs before they become a hot and costly problem.
Clogged Drain Lines
Drain lines that allow the humidity that’s been drawn out of your home’s air and condensed down to water can become clogged with dust, dirt and other debris, impeding your A/C system’s ability to function. This usually happens when yard waste from outside gets into the drain pipe near its outlet, but dirt and gunk can travel back up the pipe and get into your A/C if the drain lines are not properly maintained.
Dirty Filters or Coils
As the A/C operates it pulls air through a set of filters that clean dust, dirt, and other contaminants out of the air before releasing it back into the home. The compressor and condenser coils run the refrigerant through the system and enable the heat exchange from hot air to cold air, and are just as prone to getting dirty.
As those filters and coils become soiled, the system runs less efficiently, driving your energy costs up and putting more stress on the system as it tries to generate cold air. Keeping your filters and coils clean increases comfort and extends the service life of your A/C.
For more advice on how to keep your cool this summer through timely A/C maintenance, contact Sobieski Services. We provide fast, reliable service to Westchester, PA, Wilmington, DE, Newark, DE and surrounding areas.
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