Ac Repair & Maintenance Plano, Texas
AC Repair and Maintenance |Air Conditioning Repair Plano, TX
When you consider that a properly running air conditioner provides the greatest efficiency possible and extends the unit’s service life, regular maintenance and providing air conditioning repair in Plano, TX when needed, makes sense.
Air Conditioner Filters
The single most important maintenance that a homeowner can provide to extend the unit’s life and promote its efficiency is to routinely clean or replace the filter, depending upon the type your unit uses. Clogged, dirty filters prevent the airflow the system needs and places unnecessary stress upon it, causing premature wear. The airflow that is able to bypass the filter carries dirt into the evaporator coil and diminishes its heat-absorbing capacity. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter can increase the air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to as much as 20%.
Some filters are reusable, while others must be replaced. Filters are available in a variety of types and efficiencies. Clean or replace your air conditioning system’s filter or filters every month during the cooling season, unless otherwise instructed by the systems manufacturer. Always use the filter recommended by the manufacturer, using a high efficiency pleated filter on a system not engineered for them, may result in premature wear on the unit. Filters may need more frequent changing/cleaning when extremely dusty conditions occur, or if you have pets in the house. Inspect the filter frequently for abnormal conditions, or when pets are present.
Air Conditioner Coils
Through the years, even when routine filter changes are provided, some dust and dirt will find its way to the air conditioner’s evaporator coil and condenser coil. Filters prevent it from occurring quickly. As the dust and dirt collect airflow is reduced, providing an insulated layer over the coil, reducing its ability to absorb heat. An annual inspection with cleaning as necessary will prevent this problem, and maintain efficiency.
Outdoor condenser coils can also become very dirty in the outdoor environment over time, or when excessively dusty or other environmental conditions occur. You can minimize this by keeping the area around the outdoor unit clean and clear of vegetation, leaves, dryer vents that exhaust near it, and by not aiming the shoot of the lawn mower towards the condenser. Keep vegetation a minimum of 2 feet from the condenser.
When the aluminum fins on the evaporator and condenser coils become bent, airflow is blocked through the coil causing potentially damaging stress on the system and reduced efficiency. A fin comb will help to restore nearly normal condition, and can be a time consuming task. Your HVAC technician can provide this service for you.
Condensate is the water produced by the system as it removes humidity from the air it conditions. It collects into the condensate pan and drains through the condensate drain to the outside of the home. Clogged condensate drains can prevent the system from removing humidity from the air within the home, and can result in the issues caused by excessive humidity in the house such as moisture, mold and mildew. The drain requires occasional cleaning for proper operation. A Cypress certified technician can provide these services and many more for you, as well as the air conditioning repair in Plano, TX that your unit needs, if any.
Cover the outdoor unit of a central air conditioner in the winter to protect it from the winter weather and debris.
Hiring a Professional for Air Conditioning Repair in Plano, TX
When your air conditioner needs air conditioning repair in Plano, TX Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning will provide a certified and experienced HVAC technician.
Use Only Certified Technicians
Unqualified technicians often fail to isolate common problems in heating and air conditioning systems. Use only certified and experienced technicians. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning provides reliable and experienced technicians with the expertise to diagnose and provide heating and air conditioning repair in Plano, TX. Whether you need air conditioning installation, air conditioning maintenance or air conditioning repair in Plano, TX, our technicians will provide the professional service you require. We serve Katy, Plano and the surrounding areas. Thanks for visiting Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning.