Air Conditioner Components That May Need Extra Care This Summer

Your air conditioner has moving parts that are subject to heavy wear and tear as temperatures begin to rise. Operating it in hot weather can increase the chances of the unit breaking down. That’s why local HVAC companies like ours provide maintenance services to ensure cooling systems are in top condition. Our team of technicians can pinpoint components that are either worn down or are on the verge of failing, including the following:

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Air filter. This component helps keep the air clean by catching dust and other airborne particles. It usually requires replacement every three months. However, if you have a family member with allergies or have pets indoors, this might need to be done as often as once a month. Failure to clean or replace the filter can put your AC unit under a lot of unnecessary stress, resulting in immediate wear and tear on its moving parts.

Compressor. One of the most crucial HVAC maintenance jobs that air conditioning companies focus on before the summer season arrives is taking care of the compressor. This component is responsible for moving refrigerant between the evaporator and condenser. As it wears down, however, it works harder to do its job. It can become “tight” due to friction, and when this happens, no heat exchange takes place, preventing the unit from distributing cool air.

Capacitors. Capacitors supply most of the power to components like the indoor blower fan, outdoor fan and compressor. They draw the most electricity of any AC component, which wears them down in the long run. Unnecessary strain can cause them to overheat and the wiring to fuse. This  can result in them burning out. Routine inspections and regular cleaning will help slow down this process.

Stone Heating and Air is one of the top home heating companies in the area. We offer a wide range of HVAC services, including maintenance agreements. For a small monthly or annual fee, you can enjoy the prompt service of a team of technicians who will oversee and ensure the reliable operation of your heating and cooling equipment. Give us a call at (541) 855-5521 or fill out our contact form to request an appointment.

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