With temperatures reaching over 90 degrees for several weeks over the summer, your air conditioner had to work hard this year. You may not need to use it for much longer, but your air conditioner might be able to use some TLC before the cold season so it’s ready to go in the spring. There are a few checks we perform during our Home Comfort Check to make sure your air conditioner is in good condition.
Refrigerant LevelRefrigerant is what your air conditioning unit needs in order to cool your air. If your unit doesn’t have enough, then the air coming out of your system will feel warm and won’t be able to keep your home cool. If the refrigerant level is low, then your air conditioner will have to work overtime and the coils in the system could freeze. Unlike gasoline in a car, refrigerant is not something that gets used up and must be refilled regularly. If your levels are low, that means there is a larger problem present in your air conditioning system, such as a leak. Regularly checking your refrigerant levels can help prevent extensive (and expensive) damage to your system by catching the issue early.
Fan MotorThe fan motor in your air conditioning unit could be considered the most important part of the system. This is the element that propels the cooled air into your home, so without it there can be no active airflow. If dirt builds up around the fan motor, it must work harder to function and can eventually overheat and burn out. Regular maintenance checks can help prevent this from happening and can also help extend the life of your air conditioner.
If this winter is anything like last year, your heating system has a lot of work in its future. There are a few checks Royal Heating & Air can perform to help ensure your system is operating efficiently and is prepared for winter.
Heating ElementsHeating elements are tightly wound coils found inside your electric furnace. This is the part of your system that produces heat. While they aren’t particularly complicated, they will wear out over time and need to be replaced. During your Home Comfort Check, a technician from Royal Heating & Air will perform a test with a digital multimeter to check the elements’ functionality.
Gas Furnace BurnersYour gas furnace burners can accumulate rust and dirt throughout their use, which can eventually clog the pipes in your system. In order to properly clean them, the gas furnace burners must be removed, so it is not always an easy do-it-yourself task. Our Lake of the Ozarks HVAC experts at Royal Heating & Air have the proper training and equipment to thoroughly clean your gas furnace burners. Keeping these clean can help avoid costly repairs in the future.
Schedule Your Home Comfort Check
Now is a great time to have your HVAC systems checked and cleaned. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and our technicians are experts you can trust. So, call today and schedule your fall Home Comfort Check with the best there is!
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