Air Conditioner Maintenance: If It Doesn’t Address 2 Critical Components, Efficiency Will Take A Hit

AAir Conditioner Maintenance: If It Doesn't Address 2 Critical Components, Efficiency Will Take A Hits a resident of the Rochester, Shelby Township and Metro-Detroit area, you know that the heat and humidity of summer demands efficient air conditioning, not only for comfort, but also for energy savings. That’s why annual air conditioner maintenance is so important. Of course, if air conditioner maintenance fails to address two key components, your system’s efficiency will take a hit.

So what are these two key components?

Refrigerant
The first critical component is your A/C refrigerant charge. Since refrigerant stays in constant circulation within your system, it should always remain at the level specified by the manufacturer. However, it can run low if it is improperly charged initially or if your system develops a leak. Regardless of the situation, refrigerant-related issues should only be handled by a trained professional. A trained technician can:

  • Examine the amount of refrigerant to ensure it is correctly charged
  • Use a leak detector to find any leaks (and then make the necessary repairs)
  • Make sure refrigerant is legally handled and disposed of properly

Airflow
A second critical component is proper system airflow.  Problems with dust in your air conditioner can severely impede airflow, dragging down system efficiency and costing you money on energy bills; it can even lead to a system breakdown. Luckily, regular air conditioner maintenance can prevent such problems.

As a homeowner, you can help in the process by changing your air filter regularly. However, you can’t address the internal workings of your air conditioner. A professional technician will help ensure proper airflow by:

  • Cleaning the evaporator coil and fan
  • Looking for air seepage and sealing any duct leaks
  • Evaluating airflow through the evaporator coils

In addition, your technician will evaluate your thermostat and check your system controls to ensure your system is functioning properly. Electrical connections will be evaluated for safety, and motor parts will be lubricated and adjusted as needed. These are just a few of the tasks your technician will perform to ensure your system runs as safely and efficiently as possible.

For more expert advice about air conditioner maintenance, or any other heating and cooling needs, contact us at Aladdin Heating & Cooling. We’ve proudly served Southeast Michigan since 1945.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about air conditioner maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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