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One thing a service agreement can tell you is how often to clean, service, and maintain your HVAC system. Without one, how will you know how often to clean your air conditioning unit coils?
The coils on your A/C unit work by drawing out the heat from inside your home. If the coils are dirty, the dirt acts as insulation that keeps the heat in, which reduces the efficiency and effectiveness of your cooling system.
Regular maintenance and cleaning can also reduce the likelihood of repairs. Dirty coils don’t function properly, causing the entire system to work at less than peak performance. When this happens, it could be a precursor to a breakdown.
Cleaning the coils on your A/C is not as simple as dusting them off, especially if it’s been a really long time since they were last cleaned. You need to start from the inside and work out. This can be done with a hose and some serious elbow grease, but it could require more extensive cleaning than you’re able to provide. Calling a pro is the best advice.
The frequency of coil cleaning depends on several things. First, how long has it been since they were last cleaned? Second, what are the environmental factors? Are there trees and shrubs nearby? Construction? Lots of dirt and debris? Any of these can affect how dirty the coils get.
Generally speaking, it’s recommended your air conditioner coils get cleaned every 6-12 months. At the same time, your refrigerant levels should be checked, the pressure tested, and other evaluations performed. Regular maintenance should be completed at the same time.
To get the most out of your air conditioner, be sure to take good care of it. This includes regular service, maintenance, and cleaning. Instead of trying to do it yourself, the best recommendation is to have a licensed tech do the work on a regular schedule. The trick? A service agreement with a reputable HVAC company.
For more information on air conditioner coil cleaning and service agreements to keep your system running right, contact us or call 704-545-2000 to contact All City Heat and Air.
Repair technician inspected newly installed thermostat, found installation error, and repaired. He then inspected the air handler and outside compressor. Discovered freon was leaking, topped off freon to hold me over, and made recommendations for future repairs and upgrades.
Response time was great - next day service, on a Saturday. Service fee was very reasonable, and the technician was polite, professional, and informative.