With hot months always upon us here in the Tampa Bay area, your air-conditioning system is the most important piece of equipment in your home. Before the weather gets any warmer, you should make sure that your air conditioner is in top operating condition. You certainly don’t want to get stuck with a malfunctioning A/C when the hottest summer months get here.
During annual service checkups, a professional will evaluate the following components:
- Electrical Connections: Improper electrical connections can make your A/C operate unsafely, and its life span can be cut short.
- Settings of Thermostat: Thermostat settings will be examined to ensure that they are operating efficiently. The technician conducting the service checkup may ask you some questions, such as: Is your system set to run when you’re not home? Is it set to run cooler than necessary?
- Condensate Drain: Beyond creating hazardous humidity levels in your household, clogged drains can cause your HVAC system to shut down; plus, your home could sustain water damage from overflowing drain pans. It’s essential to have an annual service checkup to ensure your drains aren’t clogged.
- Lubrication: Certain parts of your air-conditioning system must be lubricated properly. If not, unnecessary friction can be caused. Too much friction in your system will increase the amount of energy needed to operate properly.
- Refrigerant: Your system’s refrigerant levels are crucial. If there is too much or too little, the A/C won’t function as it should.
- Evaporator/Condenser Coils: Clean coils allow your system to operate much more efficiently than if they were dirty.
- Blower Components: Inefficient blower components can cause your system to operate up to 15 percent less effectively.
A quality service checkup conducted by a professional will give you peace of mind in knowing that your A/C will run in the most efficient manner possible. Contact us at ABS Air Conditioning Company today and let us take a look at your system. We know how to get it operating properly before summer gets too hot.