AUG 11, 2014

Most Glendale homeowners rely heavily on their air conditioning systems during summertime, but they fail to perform basic and necessary maintenance. Glendale air conditioning maintenance ensures that your unit keeps running at full capacity throughout cooling season. It can also improve energy efficiency and extend the life of the unit, saving you money in the long term. Enjoying these benefits is easy if you just follow the simple maintenance tips below.

Keep Up on Routine Maintenance

There are a few maintenance tasks you can perform on your own in minimal time. First, check the air conditioning filter regularly, and clean it or change it if it has become dirty. A dirty filter can block airflow or allow dirty air into the system, causing strain and reducing efficiency. You should also clean the evaporator and condenser coils once a year, for these coils often become bogged down with dust and dirt. Finally, regularly cleaning the area around the AC unit will reduce the amount of dirt and other contaminants that accumulate inside the unit.

Hire Professionals for Specialized Tasks

You will want to hire a certified HVAC professional to take care of other maintenance matters. During a thorough cleaning and maintenance check-up, a technician should handle the following tasks:

  • Testing refrigerant levels and checking for refrigerant leaks
  • Inspecting wiring and electric terminals and performing any tightening necessary
  • Lubricating moving motor parts and checking parts for wear
  • Checking the thermostat and its accuracy with the HVAC unit
  • Examining the duct work in a central air conditioning system
  • Make sure the electrical starting sequences for both the heating and cooling systems function properly

This maintenance ensures that your AC unit functions at full efficiency and does not suffer from an early breakdown.

Start Saving

Proper maintenance can lead to considerable savings on utility bills, repair costs, and even your eventual AC replacement cost, since maintenance helps boost energy efficiency and forestall repairs or replacements. Contact Donley Service Center today at (602) 870-6840 to learn more about air conditioning maintenance.