When it comes to air conditioning, most people take an “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” approach. As long as it runs and keeps the air cool, most people don’t worry about it. But regular air conditioning maintenance is always a good idea, especially now before the summer starts in earnest. The heat waves here in Fresno, CA can be brutal, and a maintenance session can help you prepare for them properly. What are the benefits of air conditioning maintenance? Read on for the answers.
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Given our summer heat, an overworked air conditioner is hardly a rare thing in our region. Besides wearing out your equipment, sky-high cooling bills can put quite a dent in your budget. These tips can help you reduce the amount of energy your cooling system uses without sacrificing any indoor comfort.
Taking off on a trip means you’ll have to take time to prepare your home for your absence. These secure-home tips can help you cover the bases with your air conditioning system. Instead of turning it off when you leave, letting it run while you’re away, albeit at a higher temperature than usual, can discourage would-be intruders and protect the contents of your home.
The coils in your air conditioner are responsible for the exchange of heat to keep your home comfortable during our long, hot Fresno cooling season. The evaporator coil, which is located inside your indoor air handler, absorbs heat from the air in your home. The condenser coil, located in the outdoor condensing/compressor unit, expels the heat outside. Over time, dirt and grime build up on your coils and prevents the optimum exchange of heat, resulting in your system working overtime to keep you cool. This can raise your utility bills and reduce the life of your system.
Mold and mildew thrive when the relative humidity remains high in your home for even a short period. Their growth rate is quite rapid; the fungi starts to form on damp surfaces in as little as 24 to 48 hours. Soon after, the fungi begins to produce spores that are released into the the air. The spores can cause moderate to severe health problems in individuals. Mold may also damage the wood, drywall and other surfaces of the home.
Homeowners have been using natural gas to fuel home heating and cooking equipment for decades. And it’s generally safe to use. However, it’s possible for a natural gas leak to occur, despite our best efforts to safely seal the gas within pipes. When that happens, the chances of an explosion or harmful exposure to the substance increase greatly.
Annual HVAC maintenance is a vital ingredient to your heating and cooling system running properly all year long. This keeps it running at maximum efficiency, which helps lower energy bills and prolongs the life of your equipment. We at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning offer MR Cool’s Super Saver plan to help consumers get the most out of their annual HVAC maintenance needs.
Just because your heating and cooling system is out of sight, doesn’t mean it should be out of mind. To get the most from your systems in terms of comfort and energy efficiency, annual maintenance is a must. Not only that, but by having a trained technician evaluate your systems annually, you can prevent unnecessary damage, avoid costly repairs and extend the overall life of your systems.