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3 Tips on Proper Air Conditioner Maintenance

3 Tips on Proper Air Conditioner Maintenance

 

What would happen if you never took your truck in for an oil change? It would break down eventually and you’d have to pay a pretty hefty repair bill. Your future self would say “Why didn’t I just get the oil changed? I could have prevented this!” The same goes for many other machines around your commercial property. Look around your space. Do you regularly clean out the fryer? Yes, of course. It’s probably someone’s job to wipe down the coffee machine before closing, so it doesn’t get too grimey and clogged up. 

Just like other commercial appliances, your air conditioner also requires regular maintenance to work at an optimum level. Yes, now is the time to do it because it’s not actually being used right now. Doing this during the winter months will give you the best chance at staying cool during the hot months when they come around again. The goal is to prevent emergency breakdowns, not wait until the air conditioner is already broken to fix it. 

To ensure a properly maintained air conditioning system, Coffey Refrigeration offers you top-notch service delivered by our experienced, trusted HVAC technicians. They will do more than just work on your unit. They will also offer tips and advice, so you can save money on your energy bills and  avoid unexpected repair costs.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at a few simple ways to keep your air conditioner in pristine shape for years to come:

#1 Clean Or Change The Filter. When the air conditioner filter becomes full of dirt, dust, and allergy-causing particles, the air flow decreases. This causes your HVAC system to work harder than it should have to. Just like your air filter at home, in order to prevent allergy triggers and higher energy consumption, you will want to clean your reusable filter about every three months. In addition to this, it is recommended to replace it at the start of the summer season when the unit is expected to work its hardest.

#2 Check The Condenser Unit. You can do this on your own if you worry there is a problem. Remember to turn off the air conditioner before examining the condenser unit. Turn your attention to the fan mounted on the outside condenser unit and make sure the blades are devoid of any cracks or chips. You will also have to get rid of any debris and obstructions like leaves or shrubs, which might affect the air flow to and from the air conditioning unit. Of course, if you don’t want to do this, Coffey Refrigeration can send a technician out to you!

#3 Know When to Call For Professional Help. Thankfully, you don’t need to work on your HVAC. Refilling the unit with Freon coolant and checking the unit’s wiring and components are just a few examples of tasks you shouldn’t be handling on your own. Our technicians have the tools and equipment to do these jobs accurately and safely.

Don’t delay. Give us a call today and ensure your air conditioner is properly maintained!

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