Why Now Is A Good Time To Have Your Air Conditioner Serviced

Posted on: 12 October 2018

With temperatures dropping to a much more cooler temperature, the last thing you want to think about is if your air conditioner is working properly or not. But as the year begins to close out, getting your entire HVAC system serviced is important. Not only will you be able to have repairs made that won't cost an arm and a leg, but you can also get your entire heating and cooling system on track for the upcoming season. Here are a few reasons why right now is the best time to have your AC serviced and what can be done to generate optimal performance.

Cleaning Out The System 

In order for both the heating system and central air system to work forcefully and effectively, you have to have a clean space to force the air through. If there is a buildup of dust and debris anywhere inside of the system, it could slow it down or cause damage to the main motor or condenser. Your HVAC professional can clean out the interior of the main unit where the motor and other components are located, but you may also want to consider having your homes air ducts cleaned as well. This will help control excess dust, dirt, and debris and create a cleaner more disinfected HVAC system overall. Your heating and cooling professional will also clean out your outside venting systems and AC condenser by removing leaves, dirt, grass, and any residue in or around the condenser. Fall is a good time to clean out the system and secure the condenser for winter.

Electrical Checkup

The electrical components and circuitry of your HVAC system are somewhat complicated. What you may not notice is frayed wiring or outdated parts that may be under functioning in your unit. Your outside AC unit is more prone to deterioration because of element exposure. Checking this wiring to make sure its intact is important—both inside and outside. A solid electrical checkup will ensure your AC unit will be ready to roll once it's turned on during spring and summer. No one wants to think about AC replacement, but if your unit is outdated or beyond repair, choose a residential AC installation that is within your budget.

Refrigerant Issues

Making sure that your AC is running properly means turning on the thermostat and expecting cold air right away. If you've been noticing that it's been blowing out warm air or takes a long time to cool down, there is an underlying issue. After the air filter and thermostat has been checked, it's time to inspect the refrigerant. It could have a leak, or it could be empty. Your HVAC professional will replace or upgrade your refrigerant, so you can expect cool air once again.

Fall is a great time to have your entire heating and cooling system looked over. Call your local HVAC service today for AC replacement or servicing so you can enjoy comfortable indoor temperatures year-round.