31 July 2012,

Annual HVAC maintenance is essential to improving efficiency and prolonging the life of your system. There are certain fundamental service tasks your cooling technician should do on a service call in the spring:

  • Check the evaporator and condenser coils.
  • Test the refrigerant levels and ensure there are no leaks.
  • Inspect the blower and test its airflow.
  • Make sure that the thermostat operates correctly.
  • Inspect all of the moving parts in the system, lubricating as necessary to help avoid wear and tear caused by friction.
  • Check the condensate drain, ensuring that condensation can properly exit the system, and checking for clogs throughout the drain.
  • Test the system controls, making sure that the heat is locked out when in cooling mode, and vice versa, and ensuring that the A/C equipment cycles on and off correctly.

A simple task that homeowners should do to ensure peak performance from their air conditioners is to make sure to change the air filter regularly. When you run your A/C frequently, check it once a month and change it when it looks dirty.

All of these maintenance tasks will keep your system in good working order, but you can benefit even further by participating in a Shumate service agreement.

Contact Shumate Air Conditioning & Heating today for more information.

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