Sometimes, Amateur Home Maintenance Isn’t Enough.
We all know that we should maintain all of our appliances. Still, we rarely find the time or motivation to do it ourselves. So should we pay someone to do the maintenance for us? Well, that feels like cheating. Most of us would rather have our AC break down than pay someone else to do work we could have done ourselves.
But can we do the job as well as the pros?
It turns out we can’t.
The average person can, at most, take care of simple maintenance procedures that will keep our AC chugging along. However, getting your system back in working order takes a real professional. Thankfully the team at Brother’s Plumbing are the kind of people you need for all your AC maintenance needs.
You Can Perform The Basic Maintenance Your AC Needs
Let’s face it, some of us can barely operate the toaster, let alone a precision machine like an air conditioner. Preventative maintenance is the most an inexperienced consumer should ever perform on their air conditioner. Depending on your level of comfort, this may include:
- Combing The Vent Fins
- Replacing the Air Filter
- Cleaning The Evaporator Coil
- Cleaning the Condensate Drain
Maintenance of this level should be relatively easy to handle and will only help improve regular performance. If your AC is suffering from serious problems, only a professional can diagnose your unit.
Professionals Ca Handle The Difficult And Often Dangerous Jobs You Can’t
If your AC seems struggling to meet your demands despite being well-maintained, you should consider calling an expert. A professional technician can perform any of the regular maintenance you’ve missed and the more technical work it needs. In addition to basic maintenance procedures, your service technician should, at the very least:
- Calibrate Your Thermostat
- Inspect The Unit’s Electrical Contacts
- Lubricate Parts In Good Condition and Replace Worn Ones
- Cycle The System On And Off
- Recharge The Refrigerant And Fix Any Leaks
These few inspections are generally enough to keep your AC working and avoid costly breakdowns. However, most service technicians will perform a full 20-point inspection of your AC that should include the following:
- Test Capacitors
- Calibrate the Thermostat
- Lubricate the Bearing
- Examine Safety Devices
- Clean the Indoor Coil
- Examine the Fan’s Blade
- Flush the Condensate Drain
- Clean the Air Purifier
- Examine the Ducts
- Check the Condenser Coil
- Clean the Condenser Coil
- Examine the Service Valves
- Test For Burnt Contacts
- Check For Exposed Wiring
- Examine Electrical Wiring Connections
- Examine the Operation Of the Compressor
- Monitor the Refrigerant’s Operating Pressures
- Calculate Supply/Return Temperature Differential
- Calculate the Blower Motor’s Amperage and Voltage
- Inspect The Electrical Disconnect Box For Proper Installation
If you’re not sure what all of that means, don’t worry. You don’t have to know everything about your AC because it is a professional’s job to maintain it appropriately.
Professional Maintenance Is The Only Way To Properly Service Your AC
We would all like to care for our repairs, but we must leave some things to professionals. Unless you plan on joining an AC repair school sometime soon, there is no way for you to take proper care of your air conditioner.
Not to mention that maintaining an air conditioner can be a dangerous job! Between all the refrigerants, electrical wiring, and fans, there is no shortage of ways to hurt yourself.
Instead, leaving most AC maintenance to your local HVAC company is best. If hiring someone to maintain your AC wastes money, think again! Regular maintenance will help prevent breakdowns, and an efficient AC will also help you save on your utility bill. Altogether, you can be sure that maintaining your AC, especially with Brother’s Plumbing, will only keep your money in the long run.
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