When it comes to home maintenance, your HVAC system can often be “out of sight, out of mind.” Far too often it’s easy to forget about these crucial components of your Florida home until they begin acting up. Ensuring proper HVAC maintenance doesn’t have to be a burden. Learn more about the benefits an HVAC maintenance plan can provide and why maintaining your HVAC is so important.
What Maintenance Does Your HVAC Need?
Although air conditioners can run the gamut from small a/c units to huge commercial systems, just about all of them operate through the same basic thermodynamic principles: warm air goes in and is transformed into cool air after being run across cooled condenser coils.
This means that all air conditioners will occasionally need some TLC in the following areas:
- Keeping the coils clean and free from debris. If the airflow becomes blocked, these coils can build up extra condensation and freeze, harming the unit.
- Maintaining an adequate coolant level. If there’s a leaky coil, the unit may not have enough coolant to achieve the thermostat temperature, causing the air conditioner to run constantly and damage the motor.
- Periodically inspecting the power cords and other electrical components running to the unit to ensure that they’re not damaged.
- Ensuring that the blower motor is running reliably. A damaged or broken blower can quickly cause the unit to overheat.
Is an HVAC Maintenance Plan Worth the Investment?
Most homeowners don’t have the time or energy to spend all summer (and winter) inspecting their a/c for potential issues. An HVAC maintenance plan can be the answer, providing homeowners with peace of mind that their air conditioner will be professionally inspected on an annual or semiannual basis. Often, this periodic inspection can be enough to stop any problems in their tracks. And because the cost of an HVAC maintenance plan can be dwarfed by the cost of just one air conditioner repair, this is usually a wise investment.
If you’d like to invest in an HVAC maintenance plan or just want to schedule a long-overdue inspection for your own unit, A/C Designs can help. As a leading heating and air conditioning company serving Jacksonville and the surrounding cities, we’re committed to delivering personalized, client-centered services. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer or to set up an appointment.