Early spring is the best time for your St. Albert HVAC company to prepare your HVAC system for the warmer weather ahead for several reasons:
Here is an explanation of what an HVAC company does to prepare your system for spring.
Your HVAC company’s technician will perform a complete inspection of your air conditioning system, including:
The health of an air conditioner’s outdoor components plays a critical part in the operation of your HVAC system. During a springtime maintenance service, the technician will check to see if any debris like leaves or branches have accumulated within the system’s condenser cabinet. This debris will be removed to prevent any obstruction of airflow. The aluminum fins of the unit will be inspected for damage and cleaned if dirty.
The pan of the condenser will also be inspected for rusting, mold, and proper drainage. If the condensate line or drain is clogged, it will be unclogged and cleaned to prevent mold and algae from developing. This is an important step that helps prevent water damage to your home. It also helps ensure that the indoor air quality in your home is not affected by mold or high levels of humidity.
Your air conditioner will not properly be cooling your home if it is low on refrigerant. It can also cause freezing on the coils in your condenser and evaporator. The HVAC technician will test the level and pressure of the refrigerant in your system. If needed, he will recharge the system and retest to see if any leaks exist. If leaks do exist, they will need to be repaired.
The service technician will start up the air conditioner to confirm that it is responding to your thermostat. He will allow the system to run through one or more cycles to ensure that the unit is running properly and not turning itself off repeatedly or running constantly. While the system is running, he will listen for unusual noises and test the temperature of the air coming out of your air vents.
Having a clean air filter is crucial to the efficient operation of your air conditioner. A dirty air filter will compromise the system's airflow. This can damage your air conditioner and cause your electric bill to skyrocket because your system will work harder in trying to cool your home. Your service technician will inspect your system’s air filters and replace if dirty. It is important throughout the season to check your filters every month during cooling season and replace if dirty to keep your system running smoothly.
Make HVAC maintenance part of your home’s spring cleaning routine. A-1 Heating & Cooling is your local HVAC company serving the St. Albert & surrounding area. Get ready for the hot weather ahead by scheduling your appointment online or calling us at (780) 458-0912.