The Benefits of Air Conditioning Maintenance
The air conditioner in your home provides several functions besides cooling the air for your comfort. It also helps you to improve the quality of the air you breathe by removing some pollutants with the filter and also serves to dry the air of quite a bit of humidity.
However, these additional functions can be improved upon with more than just the standard air filter and air handler of your air conditioner. But with just the basic system, your air will be improved and many pollutants will be removed.
The better the filtration system, the better quality air you will breathe. And with indoor humidity problems, dehumidifiers can be installed to bring the home back to a balanced, healthy level.
With regular air conditioning maintenance, your cooling system will function better and make your home more comfortable. It will also help you save on repair costs and will keep your air conditioner from complete early failure.
Changing Air Filters
Regular A/C filters cannot filter all the contaminants out of your air, but they can give the whole family better air to breathe and will improve the indoor air quality to some degree. But those who suffer from allergies or COPD, a respiratory disease, can still be affected by pollen, dust mites, dander, and more. So those with allergies or other lung problems should seriously consider installing a whole-home air cleaner.
The filter which is placed to treat the air before it is sucked into the air handler is there to keep larger particles from getting inside the equipment. If you don't change it monthly, this debris will cause problems. Be sure you at least change the air filter. And you may want to choose a better quality A/C filter than the cheapest because they are flimsy and don't trap pollutants well. Conversely, you don't have to buy the most expensive filter either. Shoot for mid-range prices and everything will be fine.
Seasonal Maintenance For Your HVAC System
Air conditioning tune ups make a really big difference in how long the cooling equipment will last before it needs to be replaced. It also means fewer breakdowns and repairs for you and your family to suffer through. With just a regular once a month A/C maintenance service, your unit will be in really reliable and efficient.
During a seasonal tune-up, the technician will be cleaning checking certain parts as well as making necessary adjustments and tests to ensure the unit is working properly. The tune up also keeps the cooling equipment running efficiently so the utility bills don't hike up. Trust us, if it runs strained and dirty, you won't get the efficiency out of it that you need.
Doing this preventative maintenance several times a year ensures your unit is mechanically sound. In fact, it's much like getting maintenance done on your car. Tune ups are necessary in order to prevent breakdowns and avoid costly repairs.
The better quality of the air inside your home, the better your air conditioner will work. And, the happier and more comfortable your family will be this year. Consider getting your HVAC tune up scheduled now and make sure that all repairs and maintenance are done without delay.
At Cooling Advisors, we are specialists in Palm Beach air conditioning maintenance. If you live in the area, call and schedule an appointment so we can give your cooling equipment a thorough checkup and make sure that everything is as clean as it should be and working properly. You'll be able to find out all the details about your unit including the condition it's currently in and what to expect out of the system over the next few years.
If you don't live in the area, check around for a reputable air conditioning company and call to ask about maintenance. It's always better to prevent problems than to get stuck dealing with them later. And in Palm Beach, nobody needs to get stuck in a hot and humid indoor environment.