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Proactive Steps to Avoid Costly and Stressful Air Conditioning Repair

Many homeowners worry about their AC unit conking out. Installing a new unit can cost anywhere between $3,000 and $7,000.

Fortunately, there is a way to beat these untimely costs: preventative maintenance. Simple steps, if done properly, can keep your AC unit working efficiently and for as long as possible. You don’t have to be burdened by extreme temperatures and costly repairs if you act now.

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Maintenance Required to Reduce the Need for Air Conditioning Repair

Every reputable air conditioning repair service in Myrtle Beach will likely give the same answer if asked about the best way to avoid their services–proper and regular maintenance. However, this is easier said than done because too many residents see AC unit maintenance as a mere suggestion rather than a prerequisite to proper performance. [Read more…]

Pre-Season HVAC Maintenance Tips to Avoid Unscheduled Air Conditioning Repair

Without proper inspection and maintenance, air conditioning units will wear out and suddenly break down. Public health departments and health care staff recommend homeowners to be mindful of the cleanliness and functionality of their air conditioners because unclean air and related unit issues may lead to health problems. In particular, air conditioning units with dirty filters may trigger asthma attacks while clogged or leaking pipes may contribute to carbon dioxide poisoning and legionnaire’s disease. Learn more about pre-season maintenance tips for your HVAC systems in order to decrease the chances and costs of air conditioning repair. [Read more…]

Basic AC Maintenance to Keep Your Air Conditioning Unit Lasting Longer

Basic AC maintenance should be done throughout the year. And even though our hottest weather is behind us now, your air conditioning unit is the one responsible for regulating your home’s indoor temperature during warm days. Because you rely so much on this, it’s only proper that you extend the proper care and maintenance for it. Otherwise, it could very well deteriorate faster than it should, leaving you with either costly repairs or replacement.

You can help ensure you are keeping your unit in good condition as well as making sure the air you breathe is healthy and safe with a few simple cleaning tasks.

Basic AC Maintenance Tips

Coils

Among the basic AC maintenance that should be done on your unit is to periodically clean the coils.

One of the basic AC maintenance items to check on are the coils. Coils tend to collect dirt over time. Left unchecked, dirty coils could affect the efficiency of your AC unit’s airflow. It doesn’t matter if the coil is inside or outside the unit. Once dirt insulates it, you can very well expect a compromised functionality of your AC unit.

Cleaning it should be easy enough, though. Just make sure to check on the coils regularly, and remove any debris source nearby that could cause dirt build-up. Spray foam cleaners are available in many hardware and big box home improvement stores…or you can just use a water hose.

Drains

Another basic AC maintenance item to check are the drain tubes. The function of the drain tubes are directly related to the condenser. Make sure this isn’t blocked to avoid water leakage around the unit. You can pass a small cleaning brush or wire inside the tube to clear it of any possible obstructions.

Filters

This is one of the most important features of an air conditioning unit. The filters basically are there to ensure that air flow is properly delivered, and that the quality of the air remains clean. If the filter is dirty, however, then it could very well trigger allergies, or worse, asthma attacks.

Make sure to check what kind of filter your unit has. There are those that use reusable filters, which only need to be washed periodically, while there are also those that are good only for one-time use, and must be replaced.

Of course, knowing about these basic AC maintenance tips could go a long way in helping you keep your AC unit working longer. However, it still would be best if you consult with and leave your basic AC maintenance to professionals, especially if you’re not really familiar with AC parts and how they work.

Ask us about our annual maintenance agreement as well when you call us at 843-497-9867, or fill out our short form and someone will contact you as quickly as possible to schedule having your Myrtle Beach air conditioning system serviced.

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