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AC Repairs You Can Prevent with Maintenance

An air conditioner unit outside a brick home in a residential neighborhood. The air conditioner is in a back yard in the hot summer season. Service industry, working class.Why are we so persistent about letting our customers know of the benefits of air conditioning maintenance? Well, not only will it help you save money over the long run by preventing the biggest and costliest of emergency repairs, but you can help your cooling system last longer and work more efficiently too.

Boca Raton, FL air conditioning repair needs tend to crop up when you need your cooling system the most. And while we may be in the cooler portion of the year, it’s going to heat back up soon enough. So scheduling maintenance service now is the best way to prevent AC repairs, but what repairs are we talking about?

Refrigerant Loss

There’s a common misconception among homeowners that refrigerant is something that depletes, like gasoline from a car. So you may have believed an amateur HVAC “professional” when they told you that your refrigerant needs to be refilled (recharged) once a year. This is simply not the case.

If you’re losing refrigerant from your cooling system, it means something is wrong. That refrigerant loss will cause your evaporator coil to freeze over, to the point that it can no longer absorb the heat that it needs to. It causes a great deal of other operational problems for your AC system as well.

Our technicians will check your refrigerant lines during your professional maintenance appointment in order to find any weaknesses or existing leaks. If a leak is found, then yes we will recharge it. But we are also going to seal the leak so that it does not occur again.

Dirty or Clogged Condensate Lines

Clogged condensate lines are definitely something you want to avoid. They can cause water to back up into your living space, just because of a little debris and buildup. A leaky air conditioning system most likely just needs a cleaning, which is included in your AC maintenance. Such a seemingly simple step can make a world of difference for your air conditioner’s operation!

Broken or Worn Fan Belt

The fan belt is a very simple and relatively small component of your cooling system. If there’s something wrong with it, you may notice a squeaking noise in your air conditioner. Sometimes, you may not hear anything.

This is easily one of the simplest problems to resolve. However, if you let the problem go it can have a domino effect on the other system components, until your AC breaks down entirely. Maintenance can help detect a broken fan belt early, so you won’t be stuck without cooling just because of one small faulty component.

Major Component Replacement

No homeowner wants to deal with this in the middle of one of the hottest days of the years. But getting a part that is the right match for your equipment in the middle of summer in an emergency situation can be difficult, and likely costly.

You may end up spending way more than you expected, when you could have been made aware of the problem in advance with maintenance, allowing you to schedule timely and convenient repairs before it turned into an emergency.

For reliable air conditioning repairs and comprehensive maintenance, contact Envirotech Air Quality Services today!


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