You rely on your air conditioning unit to keep you cool throughout the summer, but without proper maintenance it may fail. Air conditioning units need regular service from an HVAC professional in order to keep operating efficiently. This is due to several factors:
- The intake of dust: An air conditioning unit operates by sucking in warm air, cooling it and distributing it throughout the house. As the unit pulls in air, the dust and dirt particles in the air are pulled in along with it. Over time, this can lead to buildup within the unit, causing breakdowns, corrosion and hampering the efficiency of the unit. The corrosion that dust can cause may impact the interior hoses inside the air conditioner, causing potential leaks that can spell disaster.
- Wear and tear: This is particularly true if you run your air conditioning without ceasing for several months in a row. Small parts inside the unit may break down and cause it to malfunction. Having an HVAC professional regularly check the interior of the unit can help you spot potential problems before they cause the unit to break.
If you have noticed that your formerly efficient air conditioner is no longer operating at its peak and your power bills are higher, this is a sign that you need to have the unit serviced. Other issues, such as refrigerant leaks may also effect the efficiency and cooling power of the air conditioner.
It’s a good idea to schedule regular maintenance, at least once a year, before the warm season arrives to give your air conditioner a checkup. Preventative maintenance will help you get more out of your air conditioner and will help protect the investment you made in the unit.
Give the professionals at Roth Heating & Cooling a call today at (503) 266-1249 if you have questions about your air conditioning unit and how to keep it running smoothly.