Summer is just around the corner and chances are, you’ve already noticed. The days are hotter, the rain is here; summer is a joyous but temperamental season. Stay cool this summer with a quality, reliable HVAC unit. Don’t wait until something goes wrong to check your unit. Bruno Air Conditioning offers affordable maintenance to your HVAC unit to ensure that it’s working properly. A few pieces of your unit need to be maintained regularly to avoid complications:
Air Conditioner Filters
An imperative part of your HVAC is to regularly replace or clean its filters. Clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and reduce a system’s efficiency. The obstruction causes the air that bypasses the filter to carry dirt directly into the evaporator coil which will, in turn, impair the heat absorption. Simply replacing a dirty or clogged filter can lower your HVAC unit’s energy consumption by 5-15%.
Air Conditioner Coils
HVAC evaporator coils and condenser coils collect dirt and dust over months or years of use. The dirt gathers and gradually reduces airflow and insulates the coil, reducing its ability to absorb heat. Avoid this situation by checking your evaporator coil annually and clean it as necessary. Minimize dirt and debris by ensuring that surrounding area is clean and free of falling leaves or various foliage.
Aluminum fins on evaporator and condenser coils can easily be bent, which can hinder airflow through the coil. A simple “fin comb” tool can easily comb these fins back into its original condition. A simple fix to what could be a potential problem.
Bruno Air Conditioning is committed to the proper performance of your HVAC unit and your family’s comfort. Rest assured that Bruno Air Conditioning will always:
- Check refrigerant amount
- Test for refrigerant leaks
- Capture any refrigerant that must be evacuated from the system
- Check for and seal duct leakage in central systems
- Measure airflow through the evaporator coil
- Verify the correct electric control sequence
- Inspect electric terminals, clean and tighten connections, and apply a non-conductive coating if necessary
- Oil motors and check belts
- Check thermostat accuracy