Your AC Needs Spring Cleaning Too

Your AC Needs Spring Cleaning Too

  • April 27, 2017

As spring arrives in Sherman, Denison, Van Alstyne, TX folks are making their spring cleaning checklists. As you itemize your house and garden to-do list, don’t forget to add air conditioning maintenance as one of the important tasks. Preventive maintenance is one of the best things you can do to make sure your AC system runs efficiently throughout the hot, humid summers in Sherman, Texas.

Advantages of Seasonal Maintenance

A tuneup each spring for the air conditioner and one each fall for the furnace will keep your unit in tip-top shape. One of the main reason that an AC breaks down is because of a dirty filter. Filters trap airborne pollutants and keep them from entering the system. When filters become overloaded, dust, animal dander, pollen and other debris enter ductwork and are circulated through the system. As dust coats sensitive elements such as compressor coils, air does not flow freely. This causes the compressor to work harder and use more energy to operate. Eventually, the unit stops working.

A well-maintained HVAC system uses less fuel to operate and experiences fewer repairs. In addition, tune-ups extend the life of the equipment.

Elements of a Tuneup

Each element of the HVAC system should be examined by a certified HVAC professional. A maintenance checkup includes:

  • Check and clean drip pans
  • Check refrigerant levels
  • Clean condenser coils
  • Check electrical connections
  • Oil all moving parts
  • Examine furnace plenum and housing
  • Calibrate thermostat
  • Check for dangerous gasses
  • Check burners and ignition on gas or oil furnaces
  • Ensure unit cycles on and off properly

Preventive maintenance also identifies small problems before they become big. HVAC technicians should discuss any problems identified and make recommendations for repair.

Webb’s Electric, Heating and Air of Sherman, Texas

Webb’s Electric, Heating and Air has proudly served Sherman, Denison, Van Alstyne, TX residential and commercial customers since 1986. We are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, offering new installations, AC repair, preventive maintenance and indoor air quality services. We strive for 100 percent customer satisfaction.

As you make your spring cleaning checklist, call us at (903) 200-4584 to schedule an air conditioning tune-up. Our maintenance agreements include two tune-ups a year.