2014-08-27 22:46:04 - Get the most from air conditioning unit by making sure it runs at peak performance
Keeping an air conditioning system running properly requires a bit of maintenance. Fortunately, this work is simple and doesn't require expertise.
Elyes Mastour, president of US Comfort has many years experience in the HVAC maintenance and repair field. He’s seen many systems break down because the owner didn't invest a little time and very little money in maintenance.
“First, replace the filters every month. A new filter costs a couple of dollars and can be replaced in less than a minute,” he said. “Really. It’s that easy. For some reason people don’t change their filters. This causes real problems down the road.”
Check outdoor units for dirt and debris. Clean this away from the vents and the fan areas. This kind of buildup
stops the air flow and makes the unit work much harder.
“Get a rake and pull the grass clippings away from the air conditioning unit after the yard is mowed,” Mastour said. “Clean the leaves off the top of the unit. If leaves and such fall inside the unit around the fan, unless you can remove the grill and completely shut the AC off, you’ll need to get a technician to take care of that.”
Annual or twice a year inspections by a professional can find problems before something breaks and leaves a homeowner with air conditioning.
“An inspection will test the equipment, make sure drain lines are clear and advise you of what’s needed,” Mastour said. “It’s just like having your car inspected and tuned up. You’ll get the best performance when everything is working peak efficiency.”
Even the best maintenance won’t stop the normal wear and tear on air conditioning units. Eventually something will have to be repaired or replaced, Mastour said.
“When it’s time for a professional to step in, make sure you hire someone with a track record of success and someone you can trust,” he said. “
For more information about service ac, HVAC maintenance and repair, visit www.uscomfort.com
or call (818) 430-4662.
About US Comfort
From heating installation to repair and maintenance, you can trust the expert team at US Comfort to provide you with unmatched service. Our mission is to ensure that your heating system is running smoothly at peak efficiency throughout the season. US Comfort is based out of Sylmar, CA and has been in business for over 20 years.