Maintenance & Service
Aside from monthly filter changes and coil inspections,
having a specialist evaluate the state of your AC
system at least once a year is of great importance.
Air Conditioning Service & AC Maintenance HVAC Service in Philadelphia and the Surrounding Tri-state AreaGetting the most out of any air conditioner requires routine maintenance. Call us, and our technicians will make sure that there are no refrigerant leaks, electric control failures, drainage problems, and so on. You can request these services individually or order them all for a substantial discount – they are a part of our services agreement.
AIR CONDITIONER FILTERS
The most important thing a homeowner can do to keep their air conditioning system running efficiently and reliably is changing filters on time. The system won’t operate efficiently under conditions when all filters are clogged or dirty, and such a strain on your system can lead to compressor failure if ignored for too long. Airflow issues are among the most common HVAC problems, with some of them being the cause why dirt enters directly into the evaporator coil and consequently impairs the heat absorption capacity of the coil. Homeowners who promptly replace old filters with new ones report a significant reduction in energy consumption of their air conditioning system – up to fifteen percent.
For central air conditioners, filters are usually located along the return duct’s length. Walls and ceilings are not uncommon places to place them as well, and sometimes, you should check the inside of the AC itself. Room air conditioners have a filter installed in a grill that faces the room.
There are filters you can just wash and replace, but you should not try this with normal, disposable ones. Air conditioner filters are made in a variety of types and efficiencies, so make sure you understand what you’re going to work with if you’ve decided to do basic maintenance by yourself. In a regular scenario, changing or reinstalling your filters should be done as often as once in a month or two. If your air conditioning system works under special conditions, i.e. constant use, we strongly recommend that you change AC filters more often. Furry animals, dusty environments are another example when the AC system may require your special attention.
CLEANING AIR CONDITIONER COILS
Focus on keeping as little dirt near the condenser as possible. Among the common sources of dirt are dryer vents, falling leaves, and lawnmowers. Clean the area around the coil, remove all the debris, and trim the foliage back at least 2 feet to ensure adequate airflow around the condenser.
Outdoor condenser coils get dirty very quickly when there is a lot of dust outside or when there is foliage nearby. If you want to have a better understanding of your particular situation, we recommend checking whether dirt collects on your condenser coil fins right now.
Once bent, the aluminum fins on the evaporator and condenser coils may lead to the blockage, obstruction of the airflow through the coil. There is a device called a “fin comb” that can comb these fins back to near-original condition, but it may be difficult to buy it in a regular store.Contact Us
IT IS IMPORTANT!
Clean the device’s drain channels regularly, using a stiff wire or other suitable tools, to prevent them from clogging. When left without attention for too long, they affect the device’s ability to reduce humidity, which increases the level of moisture and may become the reason for walls or carpet losing their color.
HVAC Pros For Your Air Conditioning Maintenance & Service in Philadelphia and the Surrounding Tri-state Area
If basic maintenance is not enough to keep your air conditioning system in satisfactory working condition, we strongly recommend hiring an experienced specialist. A skillful technician won’t have any trouble finding and correcting the problem that prevents your air conditioner from properly performing its functions. Save money on labor now by allowing a certified HVAC service technician to take care of your AC Service in Philadelphia and the Surrounding Tri-state Area.
Standard technician visits include:
- Checking for the amount of refrigerant
- Finding the refrigerant leak, if any
- Evacuating refrigerant safely, if needed, to avoid its
escape into the atmosphere
- Finding duct leakages, sealing them
- Measuring airflow through the device’s units
- Fixing electric control problems and checking whether
the heating and cooling systems operate as intended
- Inspecting electric terminals, cleaning connections
- Oiling motors and checking belts for tightness and wear
- Ensuring that thermostat sits level, and is not dirty
inside, checking its accuracy