How to Prevent Air Conditioning Repair

Besides air conditioning installation and air conditioning repair, AC contractors can also perform preventive maintenance for your cooling system.

An annual tune-up can increase the efficiency of your system and reduce your energy bills. It will also prolong the life of your system, help prevent some common AC problems, and save you money on repairs.

Air conditionerHere are the problems that an air conditioning contractor can prevent with regular maintenance:

  • Dust buildup

When dust enters your systems, it accumulates on the motor, fan and other components. This can cause premature failure of the affected parts. Your AC technician can clean these parts to prevent overheating and increase system efficiency. In order to keep your indoor unit as dust free as possible, make sure that the area around your unit is always clean and check your air filter once a month. When it is no longer possible to see through the filter, you should replace it.

  • Electric control failure

The wires and terminals can become corroded over time. Also, electrical connections can loosen, which can lead to a system failure. Your technician should check the electrical parts of your AC unit and tighten electrical connections for optimum performance.

  • Clogged condensate drain

Beneath your evaporator coil, there is a condensate pan which catches the condensation that drips from the coil. There is a PVC drain that leads from the pan. If this drain gets clogged, the pan will overflow and cause your AC unit to shut down. In order to prevent this problem, your technician should flush the condensate drain.

  • Refrigerant leaks

An insufficient amount of refrigerant will prevent your air conditioner from keeping you cool enough and operating efficiently. Your technician should measure the refrigerant level. If they suspect there is a leak, they should propose corrective action.

Coast A/C and Heat, in Biloxi, MS, is one company that can provide you with all types of AC service. These include professional air conditioning installation, air conditioning repair and air conditioning maintenance.