• Bob Madewell

The Importance Of Regular A/C Maintenance

Public Service Announcement from your friendly neighborhood home inspectors at Madewell Inspections... Failure to preform regular maintenance on your A/C unit will result in in overheating, freezing up or failing altogether. How does an Air Conditioner overheat? A/C overheating is one of the most common causes of failure, even with compressors that might otherwise have lasted for many years. An overheated A/C unit is the result of internal factors, external conditions, or sometimes both. At certain moments in the system cycle, the air and coolant become hot as a result of the processes involved, though they swiftly cool before reaching the endpoint. However, if the air and/or coolant becomes too hot for the compressor to handle the A/C unit will overheat and most of the time just shut the system down. But sometimes the damage to the unit can result in costly repairs, or even worse, the need to replace the A/C unit altogether. But there is a simple solution to this problem... regular maintenance. Yes cleaning the A/C on a regular schedule will help your unit last longer and save you money on your monthly utility bill. Simple preventative maintenance like changing your air filter on a monthly basis can add years to the life of your A/C unit. Cleaning your outside A/C unit of dirt, pollen, and leaves regularly will also extend the life of your unit. But the most important maintenance is having your A/C unit serviced on an annual schedule by a professional HVAC technician. The HVAC tech can clean both the inside and outside units, let you know if there are any leaks in the system or if the unit needs more coolant, also they can let you know if there are any parts that need to be repaired or replaced. Now just so you know #Madewellinspections inspectors are not licensed HVAC technicians, we can give you a general overview of your unit during an inspection and recommend an HVAC technician if necessary. So remember if you need a home inspection to give us a call at 618-610-5885 or book online at www.madewellinspections.com

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