Talking About Duct Maintenance and RepairsTalking About Duct Maintenance and Repairs


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Talking About Duct Maintenance and Repairs

Hello, my name is Edward McLaughlin. I am going to use my site to talk about duct cleaning and repair. The ducts running through your home send hot or cold air to each room in an effort to control temperatures. The temperature the system strives to achieve is set at the thermostat. Without cleaning and repairing the ducts, the air will fail to flow to the proper location, keeping temperatures at improper levels. I will talk about the different tools and techniques used by HVAC contractors to maintain and fix the ducts. Please feel free to use the information on my site to keep your ductwork in perfect shape. Thanks for visiting.

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Four Steps To Preventing Air Conditioning Failure

The summer is when your air conditioning unit is used the most, and you do not want it to break down on you during this time of year. To ensure that your AC system continues to perform reliability throughout the entire duration of the summer season, here are a few tips that will prevent the failure of your system.

1. Get a System Tune-Up

An annual maintenance tune-up is by far one of the easiest ways to ensure your air conditioning unit remains in tip-top condition year-round. A professional will perform a thorough inspection of the entire system, allowing them to catch potential issues and repair them in a prompt manner. By taking care of these issues early on, there is less of a risk of failure in the upcoming months.

2. Change or Clean the Air Filters

The system's air filters are designed to catch indoor air pollutants so that they do not continue to float through the air, resulting in allergies and respiratory problems. In addition, air filters, if not properly maintained, can negatively impact your air conditioner's performance. When your filter becomes clogged with dirt, dust, and debris, cold air is unable to be properly distributed throughout your house. The clogged filters also lead to the AC having to work extremely harder, which can lead to a host of issues. This can all be avoided, though, by simply performing a monthly check of your filter and replacing or cleaning it as needed.

3. Clear Out Around the Exterior Unit

Your air conditioning system has both an indoor and outdoor unit, and each one is just as important as the other. The outdoor unit is known as the condenser, and this unit requires space around it in order to breathe so that it is able to operate properly. Because of this, you need to keep any shrubs and grass around it trimmed and cut, respectively. Plus, when it comes time for the annual tune-up, the HVAC contractor will be able to access it with ease.

4. Address AC Issues Promptly

When a problem arises with your air conditioning system, it can be easy to put it off, assuming that it won't get any worse. However, like most things, AC issues will get worse over time, and in many cases, it will result in other AC components becoming damaged as well. In the end, you will only be paying more for the repairs than you would have had you simply addressed the initial problem immediately.

For more information about year-round air conditioning maintenance, contact an air conditioning service in your area such as Mauzy Heating, Air & Solar.