Keeping your air conditioning well-maintained is crucial for reliable functioning, good air quality, and maximum efficiency. Let the experts in AC repair and service in Nixa MO take care of all your AC maintenance requirements.
We’ve all heard the saying “prevention is better than cure”, and whether it’s applied to going for your annual flu jab or having your car serviced, that bit of folk wisdom always rings true.
We ignore the voice of caution at our own peril, and before long we are felled by congested sinuses or a vehicular breakdown in what could be the setting of any number of teens-in-peril horror movies.
If only we had practiced prevention, we wouldn’t have been left enduring a cure that either consists of paracetamol or the credits rolling over bloodcurdling screams and ominous music.
When it comes to keeping your air conditioner working efficiently and reliably, we’ve got it down to an art.
What’s that? We hear you saying. ACs need maintenance? What tomfoolery is this?
You bet, and in this article, we’ll tell you exactly why, and what a typical service consists of.
To understand why air conditioners need regular maintenance, it’s important to first understand how the system works.
Basically, a compound called a refrigerant or coolant (more on that later) flows through a network consisting of two sets of coils. One set of coils turns the refrigerant from a liquid into a gas, and the other set of coils turns it back into a liquid.
Why would it do that? Well, there is some method to the madness as it turns out, and it all comes down to elementary physics. When the refrigerant changes state, it absorbs heat. This heat is then transported via a blower fan into the outside air, while the cool air that remains is blown indoors by another fan. Hey, presto! Cool air!
So, as you can probably guess, there’s a whole bunch of electrical and mechanical parts involved with producing the nice cool air that we get to enjoy on a summer day. Due to the forces of physics working against one another like feuding families in a daytime soap opera, these parts eventually wear and will need to be repaired or replaced.
Maintaining your air conditioning system is important for a number of reasons.
Firstly, it ensures reliable operation. An AC that is on the fritz won’t produce good quality air, will fail to cool the air or the airflow will be low or uneven. And, to put it in eloquent terms, that sucks.
Secondly, failing to have your AC regularly serviced will adversely affect the system’s overall efficiency resulting in higher electricity bills and damage to the environment.
A typical service as provided by us as part of AC repair and service in Nixa MO includes:
- Checking all electrical and mechanical parts for signs of wear and tear
- Lubrication of moving parts
- Calibration of the thermostat
- Checking and, if necessary, replenishing refrigerant
- Checking for leaks
- Cleaning of air ducts
- Cleaning of filters, evaporator, and condenser