Feltons’ Heating & Cooling – Local Longview Experts for All HVAC Maintenance Needs
Air conditioning units and heating devices are likely among the most expensive items within a home or business infrastructure. While some owners might wish to replace older model units with newer, more efficient systems in order to save more money on their bills each month, it’s important to also recognize when a unit simply requires maintenance in order to achieve peak operational efficiency.
Professional Air Conditioner Maintenance
When an air conditioner is not working to optimal effect, home and business owners must ensure that they respond to the issue immediately. The most common problem associated with air conditioners is the unit not blowing cold air. There are several maintenance steps that home users can take on themselves in order to respond to this common issue:
Change the Filter within the Unit
Air conditioning unit filters often get clogged when not maintenance on a monthly basis. Simply changing the filter can help to relieve any problems with airflow
Clean the Condenser Fins
When a filter becomes dirty, that dirt is then passed on to the condenser fins. Users can clean these evaporator fins by purchasing special brushes to help remove debris from the area.
Check the Condenser Fan Motor
Sometimes when a thermostat is turned down low and the unit inside is not responding, the condenser fan is the culprit. Home users may be able to tighten some of the wire connections by themselves. However, if there is any discomfort in doing this type of work, it’s best to contact the professionals at Feltons’ Heating & Cooling to ensure complete safety and top level maintenance.
Maintaining a Heat Pump at Peak Efficiency
Heat Pumps are one of the more efficient methods of heating and cooling a property. But they do require consistent maintenance and vigilance in order to do their job. Here are a few examples of the small steps users can take to ensure their heat pump is working to optimal capacity:
Clean Area Surrounding Unit
Heat pumps can become clogged with leaves and dirt underneath the grille. Clients can ensure that their unit is free of obstructions by removing the grille from the unit and cleaning the debris from between the fan blades.
When filters are not replaced regularly within heat pumps, it can lead to dirty coils and fans. This, in turn, leads to restricted airflow which decreased the efficiency of the system. To ensure that all components within the unit remain free from contaminants, replace dirty filters regularly.
Superior Furnace Maintenance Solutions
For those with older model furnaces, ensuring that the equipment is working optimally means going through specific maintenance steps. These steps will not only improve the system’s functionality but help to proactively prevent any future issues from occurring.
Taking the following steps can help ensure complete and optimal furnace functionality:
Replace Furnace Filters Once a Month
To check a filter, take it out and then hold it up to the light. If there are dirt particles caught within the filter, replace it with a new filter of the same size and type.
Clean the Blower
For those with an older model heat pump or furnace, cleaning the blower area regularly is very important. To clean the blower, simply remove the panel that covers the filter then with a toothbrush clean each fan blade directly as well as the spaces in between the fan blades.
Check the Heat Exchanger
If a furnace is leaking water, the problem is likely related to the heat exchanger. If a leak is found, home and business owners must contact a maintenance professional such as those at Feltons’ Heating & Cooling as soon as possible because the fluid leaking could contain combustion gases.
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Feltons’ Heating & Cooling offers over 30 years of experienced with the HVAC maintenance field through their annual equipment service package. Through this package, clients can gain quick access to certified expertise in their local area and ensure that their systems are running to peak efficiency throughout the year.