Is Your Air Conditioning Handling the Summer Temperatures?

Folks rely on their air conditioning systems to keep the inside of their homes comfortable during the hot, humid Alabama summers. Maintaining the system minimizes breakdowns and reduces the need for air conditioning repair. Homeowners can do some air conditioning maintenance themselves. Other maintenance is best left to professionals who are trained to calibrate equipment for optimum performance.

To ensure that your air conditioner continues to work when you need it, have regular maintenance completed by a qualified air conditioning service contractor. Affordable Heating & Air offers heating and air conditioning repair, maintenance and installation services to commercial and residential customers in communities around Sylacauga, Alabama.

Do-It-Yourself Air Conditioning Maintenance

These do-it-yourself tips will help your air conditioner continue providing you with cool, comfortable conditioned air.

Clean or change the filter. Filters prevent dust and other airborne pollutants from circulating through the system. Debris settling on coils and in ducts impedes air flow, causing the compressor to work harder. Eventually, the unit breaks down.

Check air vents. Make sure that air vents are not blocked by furniture or drapery. Clean grills regularly. Check joints between ductwork and grilles to make sure that they are well sealed. Up to 30 percent of conditioned air may be lost because of leaking ducts.

Keep the outside component shaded and clear of debris. During the winter, leaves and other debris accumulate around the compressor housing. Keep bushes and other vegetation away from the area. Cleaning the compressor coil is best left to an HVAC professional.

Professional Air Conditioning Maintenance

The NATE-certified technicians at Affordable Heating & Air are trained to work on all makes and models of HVAC equipment. We examine all elements of your system to ensure that each component works properly and efficiently:

  • Clean drip pans and tubing
  • Check refrigerant levels
  • Clean evaporator and compressor coils
  • Check electrical connections and wiring
  • Check thermostat
  • Make sure system cycles on and off properly

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and free estimates on replacements. We are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year for emergencies. We are licensed, insured and bonded. Call (256) 369-5511 for more information about our annual maintenance plans and our extensive heating and air conditioning service.