It may not seem like it, but summer will be here before you know it. With summer coming hot humid days are ahead. Spring is the best time to get your annual maintenance done on your AC unit.
The most important thing you can do as far as maintenance is changing your air filters. This is an easy service you can perform yet it has a huge impact on the efficiency of your system. Check to make sure the condenser drain line for your HVAC is clear. Having a blocked drain can cause water damage and also damage the condenser itself. Take a look around the unit (if it is outside) and make sure that it is clear of brush and debris that can cause it to overheat.
You can also give the unit a more thorough cleaning with your garden hose.
Turn off the air conditioner’s power source. You can usually find the power shut off box near the unit itself. If you can’t find the power box, turn off the unit from the breaker box.
Use your shop vac or heavy duty vacuum cleaner to remove grass clippings and other smaller pieces of debris.
Use your regular garden hose to wash away the remaining dirt and debris
After the water has washed away, inspect your condenser fins for damage. If your fins are bent in large areas, call your HVAC contractor, but if the damage is minimal, you can straighten them out yourself with a fin comb.
If you notice that your unit seems to need a more deep cleaning. you can wash the condenser unit from the inside out. This requires removing the top of the unit and its fan assembly.
Check to see if the drain line is clear.
That covers the more simple spring maintenance that you can do. It is recommended also that you schedule a professional tune-up. This will assure that your air conditioning unit is running at top efficiency. Our HVAC technicians can spot issues before they become a problem. Your best option would be to sigh up for our ENERGY SAVINGS AGREEMENT.
Energy Saving Agreements
Home comfort systems need to be regularly maintained to optimize their efficiency and safety. A regular checkup and adjustment will keep the system operating longer and save you money on your utility bills. Horsch & Miller can tailor a maintenance program for you with anywhere from one- to three-year plans to keep your equipment running efficiently and virtually trouble-free.
When you sign up for an Energy Savings Agreement, you will have peace of mind knowing your comfort system is running smoothly and will be operating when it is needed most. As an ESA customer, you will receive discounts on repairs and NO OVERTIME charges on after hours emergency repairs. You will be considered a preferred customer and get priority status for scheduling. These agreements are a wise investment in preventive maintenance to avoid “surprise” problems.