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What Regular Maintenance Does My AC Require? What Are The Benefits of Preventive Care?

Like any other mechanical system, having your air conditioning system routinely serviced will pay dividends in the long run. There are different areas that should be serviced regularly. First, you need to clean the filters. Make sure that you keep dust and dirt out of the filters.

Clean filters will allow your air conditioner to run more efficiently. You need to replace filters or replace reusable filters at least four times in a year. You need a professional service person to clean the evaporator and condenser. The professional should be called in before the beginning of every cooling season. System maintenance also involves cleaning blades, cooling oils and other components.

Benefits of Preventive Care

Preventive maintenance of your system will enable the system to use energy more efficiently. When the components are cleaned, the system uses less energy to operate. This translates to lower energy bills in your home.

Cleaning the system will also improve air quality. As you use air conditioning, dirt and debris collect in the system. The dirt can be released into the air inside your house, polluting it. Regular cleaning will remove those particles so that they don’t pollute air in your house.

Fewer Costly Repairs

When the technician is cleaning your system, they can spot any problems in the system. They will be able to see worn out parts and notify you of any need to repair or replace them. You can repair or replace those parts to prevent further damage. This prevents those problems from escalating into big problems that cost more to repair.

Extends Equipment Life

Regular maintenance prolongs the life of your equipment. It will keep your system running well in its entire lifecycle. Many technicians believe that HVAC systems fail because they are poorly maintained. Cleaning and maintenance will also extend the life of the compressor.
This is a major component of the air conditioning system that costs a lot of money to repair. The cleaning coils collect dirt and film as you continue using your equipment. If the coils are dirty, the compressor will have to work harder to perform its task. This means that your system will use more energy to operate, leading to higher power bills.

By cleaning your coils at least once in a year, you can reduce the demand placed on the compressor. It will also help you avoid major repairs.

Looking to tune up your Fort Lauderdale home A/C? Call AAA Modern Air today at (954) 241-2523 today, and get the right experts on the job.