Regular service on your air conditioning system will help you in many ways. You’ll avoid those infuriating breakdowns on the hottest days of summer when you need A/C the most and HVAC companies are at their busiest. Preventive air conditioning maintenance also keeps efficiency high to reduce your electricity bills. With proper servicing, a high-quality central air conditioning system can last as long as 20 years. So you’ll be saving money in the long run.
Design Air provides scheduled maintenance services for residential and commercial air conditioning systems at competitive prices. Our focus is on putting our customers first with technical excellence and friendly dependable service through Riverside and the greater Inland Empire area.
Design Air provides fast-response air conditioning and heating maintenance service to all Moreno Valley, Riverside, Norco, Corona, Loma Linda, Perris, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Fontana, Redlands, and San Bernardino, California. Schedule your service today.
Don’t Neglect Regular Maintenance for Your Air Conditioner
Is the maintenance really necessary? Well, you could just run your unit until it breaks down and has to be repaired. But this approach actually increases your expenses rather than reducing them. Besides providing uninterrupted comfort and sufficient cooling (vital for any business or home with children or the elderly) scheduled servicing is “insuring” a major investment by extending its life and correcting problems before they cause greater damage.
HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) represents about half of the total energy use in most homes. Neglecting an air conditioner results in a gradual decline in performance with the accompanying increase in energy bills. Keeping you’re A/C system at top efficiency also assures that you’ll have plenty of cooling right when you need it.
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Do These Yourself
There are several things that you should be doing yourself. All too many people neglect their air filters. Beyond reducing airflow, a dirty filter can result in a significant increase in energy use, and reduced cooling, and in extreme cases may even lead to damage. Some people only check air filters at the start of the cooling or heating season. Actually, they should be replaced about once every 3 months, and as often as monthly if they look dark or clogged.
It’s also important to keep the outside unit free of lawn clippings, leaves, and other debris. This could become a quick and easy part of your lawn care routine. Always keep your unit uncovered to avoid suffocating the unit, you’re A/C needs to be able to breathe.
Leading manufacturers recommend professional air conditioning maintenance each year before the cooling season starts. This corrects any weakness that could develop into problems when the equipment is strained by heavy cooling loads. Preventive maintenance includes cleaning and inspection, testing, and servicing in order to maintain performance and efficiency and avoid breakdowns. The specific actions depend on the exact make and model; the following list covers some of the most common tasks.
- Clean the overall unit, paying particular attention to the condenser coils.
- Check that the unit is firm and level on the pad.
- Monitor the system’s start and operation, listening for unusual noise or odors.
- Inspect and tighten all wiring.
- Inspect fan motors, blades, and belts. Lubricate and adjust as needed.
- Inspect lines (hoses and tubing) and their insulation.
- Test refrigerant levels and pressures, listen, and look for leaks. Recharge as necessary.
- Test the compressor power draw and operation.
- Check and calibrate the thermostat.
- Measure pressures, airflow, and temperatures.
Based on the inspection and test results, certain repairs or parts replacements may be recommended in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines. These should be relatively inexpensive and will be brought to your attention at the time of your maintenance.
Our Air Conditioning Maintenance Services
By following the manufacturers’ air conditioning maintenance guidelines, we’ll keep you’re A/C performing at its best and running smoothly, avoiding unnecessary repairs and saving you money. Design Air can set up a personalized maintenance plan for both your cooling and heating equipment to keep you comfortable year-round.
Our company is family owned and operated with over 30 years of experience in Riverside and around the Inland Empire. We’ve built a sterling reputation for customer care and technical excellence, and are a Rheem Top Contractor. Give us a call and we’ll create a service plan for you.