HVAC and cooling systems work incredibly hard to perform their functions for your household. The constant stopping, starting and continual operation can wear down a machine quickly and unexpectedly if the proper care and maintenance is delayed. However, by performing preventive maintenance, or servicing your system regularly, you can maximize the lifecycle of your heating or cooling unit and guard against many unexpected failures. Preventive maintenance inspections performed on a regular basis can uncover leaks, rust, rot, soot, frayed wires and corroded electrical contacts.
Meanwhile, heat pump and air conditioning unit inspections should also include inspections of the fan, compressor, indoor coils, outdoor coils and refrigerant lines. Air Pro Services is the preferred preventative maintenance air conditioning team in Lake Worth, Wellington, Boynton Beach, and through the Palm Beaches.
What type of filter should I use?
Standard air conditioning filters work well to keep your system and its ductwork clean, but they don’t really improve indoor air quality. To do that you need a media filter. The media filter rests between the main return duct and the blower cabinet and will improve dust and particle removal by seven times that of a standard furnace filter. However, upgrading to a pleated media filter will remove everything from insecticide dust to airborne viruses from the filtered air. A media filter can have a life exceeding two years, and its only drawback is that its tight fiber weave can cause your air conditioning system to have to work harder to blow air through the house. Always choose a filter that matches your blower’s capacity.
The following is a high-level breakdown of the steps we perform during a precision tune-up on your system.
Check and test all electrical components for wear, safety, and proper operation
Test and calibrate system controller
Tighten all field wiring connections
Apply anti oxidizing solution to aluminum conductors
Check and label all system related safety circuit protectors
Test and log system voltages and amperages
Check and log refrigerant levels as per manufacturers specifications
Extract all debris from outdoor unit
Bathe the heat rejection system
Inspect heat absorption and air movement systems
Clean and treat condensate removal system
Extract dust and debris from return chamber
Lubricate motors and bearings if applicable
Clean washable particulate arrestor or replace if supplied by client
Inspect accessible air delivery system
Inspect attic thermal barrier