Air Conditioner Maintenance to Residents in West Palm Beach, FL and Surrounding Areas.
Before you schedule a visit here is a small list of things you can check for your self.
A little maintenance regular upkeep can go along way. Before you schedule a annual maintenance visit, here are some things to be aware of that can help improve your comfort and the efficiency of your air conditioner.
Change or clean the air filters
The most important maintenance task that will improve the efficiency of your air conditioner is to routinely replace or clean the air filters. Replace one-inch pleated filters once a month.
If you’re unsure of the type of filter to use, Magma Air can recommend one based on your specific system. For all other filter sizes, our teck will check, clean, or replace them at your annual Air Conditioner Maintenance visit.
Remember, filters may need more frequent attention if your air conditioner is in constant use, is subject to dusty conditions, or you have pets in the house. Contact Magma Air to find out what frequency of filter change is right for your system.
Clean the air conditioner’s coils
The air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils collect dirt over time. This dirt reduces airflow and insulates the coil, reducing its ability to absorb heat. Outdoor condenser coils can also become very dirty if the outdoor environment is dusty or if there is foliage nearby.
To avoid these problems, Magma Air Conditioning will check and clean your air conditioner’s coils, if necessary, at your annual maintenance visit. Please see pictures of dirty coils in our gallery.
Remove debris from the unit
Over time, things like leaves, dirt and grass clippings will build up on the outside of your air conditioner, decreasing system capacity and reducing airflow. You should trim any shrubs or other plants back from around the air conditioner to keep from reducing airflow to and from the air conditioning unit.
Straighten coil fins
The aluminum fins on evaporator and condenser coils are easily bent and can block airflow through the coil. Magma Air will check these pieces at your annual maintenance visit and straighten them, if necessary.
Q: How often should my HVAC system be serviced?
A: To keep your HVAC system running in premium condition, we recommend setting up a maintenance appointment twice a year (once for heat, once for air conditioning). This way, a professional technician can check your filters, coils, wiring, housing, motor, and more to make sure you’re getting the most out of your system.
Q: How often should I schedule a tune-up for my heating and air conditioning systems?
A: We recommend getting two tune ups each year – once before the hot summer months, and once before the cold winter season. If you stick to this schedule, your cooling and heating systems will be ready to keep you comfortable in all weather conditions.
Q: How can I better control my homes energy costs?
- Regular, Professional Maintenance
- Using High Efficiency Systems.
- Use a zoned HVAC system.
- Using a Programmable Thermostat