If you are purchasing a new air conditioner, you need to learn the maintenance that should be performed. Fortunately, there are many types of air conditioning service an HVAC contractor can offer you as part of this maintenance, two of which are listed below.
Clean the AC Unit
There are many cleaning services provided by HVAC contractors, including:
Clean Evaporator Coils
You will also hear evaporator coils referred to as the evaporator core. This part absorbs the heat from the refrigerant. A compressor pulls the cold air, as well as the refrigerant, through tubing that is attached to the evaporator coil. Cleaning this part will ensure that the air can easily pass through the tubing and provide your home with cool air.
Clean Condenser Coils
The condenser coils can be seen from the exterior HVAC unit. These coils are important as they release heat that is absorbed by AC refrigerant. If the coils are dirty or clogged this will restrict air flow and cause the AC unit to overheat.
Another thing that can be a problem is bent fins. This will also restrict air flow. If your AC system does have bent fins, the contractor will use a fin comb to straighten them out.
Clean Drain Pan
The drain pan, also referred to as the condensate drain pan, plays an important role in your AC system. This is because any water that comes out of the AC system flows into the drain pan. Over time the drain pan can become clogged with dirt. If this happens, water will back up, causing problems with your unit. If you have your HVAC unit maintained on a regular basis, you will have no problems with the drain pan.
Inspect the Unit
Once the AC unit is clean, the contractor will do an inspection to look for any problems. This includes opening the cover on the outside unit and looking at the wiring to ensure everything is connected and there are no problems. If there are, the wiring can be tightened or replaced.
The contractor will inspect the refrigerant level. If this level is too low, the AC unit will not cool your home properly. The contractor will also check the thermostat inside your home for any problems, such as problems with the wiring. They will also make sure the settings on the thermostat are correct.
The contractor may also inspect the ductwork. This is important, as if the ductwork is damaged with leaks, air will not flow through it properly, resulting in your home feeling less cool.
Talk with an air conditioning contractor to learn much more about services they will provide for you.