Whichever type of air conditioning system you use to achieve home comfort—central air conditioner, ductless system, heat pump—you’ll want to make sure that it’s really able to combat the longstanding heat that we are all very well acquainted with.
With temperatures consistently high, and humidity making it worse, your air conditioner will need all the help you can give it. So if you haven’t yet scheduled an air conditioning tune-up in Oldsmar, FL this year, then there is no time like the present to do so.
The Importance of a Clean Air Conditioner
One of the main components of an air conditioner tune-up is the cleaning that it goes through. No AC system can function as it should if it’s covered in dirt, dust, and other debris, plain and simple. During your maintenance appointment, our professionals will thoroughly clean your air conditioner, particularly the coils and motors.
In addition to this professional cleaning, it’s a good idea for you to clean away any debris around the outdoor unit, too. This type of cleaning will ensure that the thermal transfer of heat that’s needed for cooling your home takes place as efficiently as possible.
Maintenance is the time in which our technicians thoroughly inspect your system. We’ll check for anything that needs adjustment, and make recommendations for any small—or big—repair needs, and also check for refrigerant loss, which we’ll describe in more detail below.
Tackling these repair needs right away is the best way to prevent a larger emergency later on down the line. This is particularly the case if it’s been more than a year (or more than 6 months, in the case of a heat pump) since your last air conditioning service.
The best way to reduce the cost of cooling is by scheduling AC maintenance on a routine basis. If you care about the bills you pay during our long and hot summer months, then this cost-effective service should be a top priority.
The Role of Refrigerant
Refrigerant is quite possibly the most important component to your air conditioner. In fact, all of the major components of your cooling system—the compressor, evaporator, and condenser—are designed around making this refrigerant work as effectively as possible.
A common misconception a number of homeowners have about refrigerant is that it gets used up much like gasoline does in a car. But refrigerant is not a fuel source—rather, it is a chemical combination of fluids that enables the heat transfer process. So, if you are losing refrigerant, it means you have a leak.
The source of a refrigerant leak needs to be found, and adequately repaired—so if during your maintenance appointment an HVAC technician refills—recharges—your refrigerant but doesn’t fix the leak, then they did not do an effective job. Fortunately, you can contact our team and we’ll be sure to get the job done right, the first time.
For reliable air conditioning services, reach out to IERNA’s Heating & Cooling today!