We are taking the following precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. All of our technicians have masks, glasses, latex gloves and shoe booties if they have to enter your home. Our technicians also have hand sanitizer and disinfectants that they use after every call.
If we are there to do maintenance and we don’t have to come inside your home to get to the equipment, we are asking homeowners to adjust the thermostat for us so we can do the system maintenance without entering the home. We will not be shaking hands and will keep our distance from customers.
One of the most important preventative maintenance steps is replacing or cleaning the air filter. Over time, air conditioner filters get dirty and clogged. When filters are blocked, they lose efficiency and the system must work harder to achieve the same results. A dirty filter can also affect your air conditioner’s evaporator coil as dirty travels from the filter to the coil, reducing the coil’s efficiency.
Systems use two types of filters: replacement filters and reusable ones. During the cooling season, replace the filter or clean the reusable type once every month or two. For cold weather months, homeowners can replace or clean filters every two to three months.
Many resist preventive maintenance during warmer weather because it means temporarily shutting down your air conditioner. Though the thought seems unbearable, it’s still necessary, particularly if you consider the less optimal option of an air conditioner breakdown when you need it most. With proper maintenance, you are able to control when your unit is shut down and are able to reduce your overall cost of ownership.