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Air Conditioning Systems Maintenance Checklist

After a long winter of not being used, your air conditioning system is likely in need of a maintenance checkup. It is always a good idea to be proactive rather than reactive, not only for efficiency but cost. For example, a costly air conditioning system replacement could have been prevented with proper annual cleaning. Save yourself a headache and dent in your wallet by preventing a small problem from turning into and bigger one.

 

Indicators Your System Needs Maintenance

Many signs could indicate your air conditioning system needs professional maintenance. Is your system not cool enough? Do you hear loud or strange noises such as rattling or humming? Do you notice a buildup of dust or mold? Is your system displaying incorrect or faulty readings? It is important to look out for any abnormal behaviors because they could indicate a bigger problem. For example, a buildup of dust could mean your filter needs replacing. A rattling sound could mean something small like loose bolts or something big like an aged compressor. Different noises mean different things and are best assessed by a professional.

 

Implications

The greatest implication of an inefficient air conditioning system is your family’s safety and health. Filters are meant to stop airborne debris and pollutants from spreading and cycling into your home while the air conditioning system works. Debris builds up and filters must be changed or the system can become clogged and unable to perform at its greatest efficiency. Debris will travel through your system and into the air your family breathes.

This can agitate allergies, watery eyes, stuffy noses and overall worsen indoor air quality. Some pollutants, like dust, pollen, pet dander, mold, viruses and bacteria can be dangerous to your family’s health – exacerbating conditions like asthma and other respiratory ailments. Another implication is your utility costs. You will notice that your system is not producing the coldest air, causing you to lower the temperature knob, and making your system work harder and longer to keep your home cool. As a result, your utility bill will likely increase and your wallet will suffer.

 

H.W. Bryk & Sons Are Here To Help!

H.W. Bryk & Sons offer residential, light commercial and light industrial heating, ventilation, and cooling services. Specifically, we offer air filtration, dehumidifying, filter replacement, and professional duct cleaning/sanitation services. We also sell indoor air quality products including automatic humidifiers, air purifiers, and HEPA filters and our air conditioning systems are high efficiency. All of our technicians are factory trained and NATE certified. Make sure your home is prepared for the upcoming warm months. Your family deserves to be comfortable in clean and fresh indoor air. Like we always say, let our family take care of your family.