It's Time to Schedule A/C Service
Happy April Fools' Day!
With Spring just around the corner, (not an April Fools' joke!) it's time to think about getting your air conditioner in tip, top shape. Call us today for an appointment to get it cleaned and serviced!
An air conditioner's filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance for the unit to function effectively and efficiently throughout its years of service. Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while energy use steadily increases. You don't want that, do you?!
The most important maintenance task is to routinely replace or clean the filter in your air conditioner. Clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and reduce a system's efficiency significantly. With normal airflow obstructed, air that bypasses the filter may carry dirt directly into the evaporator coil and impair the heat-absorbing capacity of the coil. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner's energy consumption by 5% to 15%.
For central air conditioners, filters are generally located somewhere along the return duct's length. Common filter locations are in walls, ceilings, furnaces, or in the air conditioner itself. Room air conditioners have a filter mounted in the grill that faces into the room.
Filters may need more frequent attention if the air conditioner is in constant use, is subjected to dusty conditions, or you have furry pets in the house.
Another important maintenance task is to check your evaporator coil every year and clean it as necessary. Outdoor condenser coils can also become very dirty if the outdoor environment is dusty or if there is foliage nearby. You can easily see the condenser coil and notice if dirt is collecting on its fins.
Why should you call BODEK INC? Our well-trained, professional service technicians will find and fix problems in your air conditioning system. We will conduct a thorough investigation of your unit. Your air filter will be cleaned or replaced. Loose screws are tightened. The fan belt and bearings are lubricated, if necessary. Any blockages that we might find are removed. Your unit is also inspected for any possible repairs. Now is the best time to make any necessary fixes.
SERVICE POINTS INCLUDE:
Check for correct amount of refrigerant
Test for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector
Capture any refrigerant that must be evacuated from the system
Check for and seal duct leakage in central systems
Measure airflow through the evaporator coil
Verify the correct electric control sequence and make sure that the heating system and cooling system cannot operate simultaneously
Inspect electric terminals, clean and tighten connections, and apply a non-conductive coating if necessary
Oil motors and check belts for tightness and wear
Check the accuracy of the thermostat