Spring has finally arrived — have you made an appointment to have your AC serviced yet? If not, now is a great time. Failing to have the A/C serviced regularly can cause it to become sluggish, work harder and be less energy efficient.
Replacing filters every one to three months during the summer is an important job you can do yourself; it keeps dirt from collecting in the evaporator coil and causing problems with the coil’s ability to absorb heat properly. Over time though, dirt will still collect in the evaporator coil of your system, even with regular filter changes. Outdoor condenser coils are another area where dirt and debris may build up. You can keep leaves and dirt cleared away from the unit. Also, it is important to keep plants trimmed back at least two feet to let the air flow freely.
In addition to regular maintenance that you can do yourself, it is important to have the A/C serviced every year by a qualified technician. A precision tune up is an affordable way to keep your air conditioner running at peak performance for many years. Air conditioner service typically includes the following:
- Clean blower.
- Tighten electric connections.
- Lubricate and inspect all moving components.
- Inspect thermostat.
- Clean coils.
- Clean and replace filters.
- Clean drains.
- Measure temperature drop.
- Clean indoor cabinet.
Contact Roth Heating & Cooling today to have your A/C serviced, or for any other home-comfort needs. We have proudly served the Portland area since 1976.