Maximize Your AC Use This Summer
Believe it or not, summer is on its way and we’re already experiencing some hot and humid weather! Is your HVAC cooling system ready for the demands that come from all the heat and humidity? Even if you have a fairly new system, it still needs regular maintenance to run efficiently. The last thing a homeowner needs is the discomfort of an unexpected breakdown of the air conditioning system in the middle of the summer. Not to mention the expenses involved. According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE – www.ashrae.org), your HVAC equipment could be costing an additional $1000 per season to operate if it isn’t clean and properly maintained due to clogged filters and grimy coils.
Make sure you schedule twice-yearly maintenance for your heater and air conditioning systems. Scheduled tune-up service is especially important to combat the effects of a harsh winter and avoid cumbersome repair costs. A qualified contractor, like ServiceMark Heating, Cooling and Plumbing will perform the following during our maintenance service:
* Inspect the evaporator coil to make sure it is functioning properly, clean and draining sufficiently
* Inspect and/or replace the filters
* Check the refrigerant charge according to the manufactures specifications
* Inspect the condenser coil for cleanliness and efficiency
* Check the unit’s temperature drop
While you should leave the technical task to the experienced ServiceMark professional, there is one “DIY” task that should be performed on a regular basis: changing your air conditioning filter! Depleted filters need to be replaced every one to three months while the standard fiberglass air filter needs to be replaced more frequently. Electronic air filters need to be cleaned according to manufacturer’s instructions.
With some advanced planning, you can have your HVAC system ready for the increased requirements that come with a long, hot summer and save money and hassle in the process.
Contact ServiceMark Heating, Cooling and Plumbing now to save an inconvenient breakdown tomorrow. Request an appointment with us!
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