#1 Home Air Conditioner Maintenance In Alabama
Beat The Heat With Proper Maintenance
At iCool Heating & Air, we offer the residents of Alabama the highest quality home air conditioner maintenance services you can hire. Maintenance is tough and time consuming but if you do it wrong then you lose access your HVAC system until you can get it repaired. Don’t take the risk unless you can afford the expensive fixes OR you can hire a trustworthy HVAC company like us to maintenance your HVAC system without worrying about possible mistakes. So keep your home nice and warm by contacting our trained team of HVAC technicians.
Home Air Conditioner Maintenance Experts
At iCool Heating & Air, we know how much you rely on your air conditioning unit. That’s why we offer a wide variety of repair options to our clients in Alabama so we can assure you are living comfortably year-round. Our fully licensed and insured home air conditioner maintenance technicians can solve any problem that your unit is having and can help increase the efficiency of an older unit.
Once our technicians do a full diagnostic checkup of your unit they will present to you their findings and fill you in on what steps need to be taken to maintain the health of your HVAC unit. If there are any major problems we offer emergency HVAC repair services and will get your unit back in working order ASAP.
What To Expect From home air conditioner maintenance
Even if you don’t use our services we feel like it’s important to know what to expect from a professional HVAC technician for maintenance. The technician should always:
•Check for the correct amount of refrigerant
•Test for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector
•Capture any refrigerant that must be evacuated from the system, instead of illegally releasing it into the atmosphere.
•Check for seal and duct leakage in central systems.
•Measure airflow through the evaporator coil
•Verify the correct electric control sequence and make sure that the heating system and cooling system cannot operate simultaneously.
•Oil motors and check belts for tightness and wear
•Check accuracy of the thermostat
HVAC Maintenance Tips:
Air Conditioner Filters
The most important maintenance task that will ensure your air conditioning unit runs in its optimal condition is to routinely replace your air filters. Clogged, dirty filters block airflow which makes your air conditioning unit run inefficiently and costs you money in wasted energy used, wearing your unit down quicker. The need to change your air filter is dependent on how often & hard you run your air conditioning unit during the day-to-day. If you want to be sure when to change your air filter either check the quality of the filter by looking up a dirty filter guide online or replace your filter after every 90 days. It is also possible to determine when to change your filter if you hear your air conditioning running harder than usual or if the air quality decreases so much that you can taste the dirt. We recommend that you keep a supply of air filters at home that you can rotate when needed. Not changing your filter can induce further complications down the HVAC system that will be costly and unexpected to your budgeting.
Air Conditioner Coils
The second thing to look at is the air conditioner’s evaporator coil and condenser coil. A clean filter does help prevent the evaporator coil from going bad quickly. Over time the coil will collect dirt, this dirt causes the coil to get insulated and reduces the coil’s ability to absorb heat. The only way to avoid this problem is to clean it at least once a year.
Outdoor condenser coils are known to become extremely dirty or dusty especially if there is foliage nearby your unit. You will be able to easily see the coil and will notice if there is dirt collecting on its fins. You should always try to keep the area around the unit free of any debris or foliage the rule of thumb is to trim the foliage back at least 2 feet this allows for adequate airflow around the condenser.
Preparing For Winter
In the winter we advise you to cover the outdoor unit with a central air conditioner this will help to protect the unit from winter weather and debris expanding the lifespan of your unit. Remember that your HVAC unit is capable of withstanding a lot but they will break down over time so keeping it secured and maintained is the only way to save yourself from having to buy a new unit or performing expensive air conditioning repairs.
Start Your Free Quote!
1390 Hwy 82 Bypass E unit B
Prattville, AL 36067