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Why Service Your AC Equipment Before A Heatwave

HVAC Professionals Inspecting AC EquipmentThe worst time for your Maryland Heights rental property’s air conditioning (HVAC) system to fail is during a heatwave. When the weather heats up, AC units need to make an effort to keep their tenants relaxed, and it may be, depending on your location, a habitability issue. However, if your unit is still not inspected or serviced in a while, you’re running a significant risk that something will fail just when you need the AC the most. That is why the right moment to get your AC equipment ready for hot weather is before it happens. You can do so by accomplishing some simple preventative maintenance tasks on your AC unit each spring.

One basic trick to keep your AC system running efficiently is to keep the condensation drain line free at all times. Clogged condensation lines can lead to the drain pan filling up, which will trigger a float switch to shut off the unit. If the unit shuts off, things will heat up quickly in your rental house, making your tenants hot and unhappy. In spite of that, emergency service calls during peak season are not easy to get and costly, and you may result in paying for an expensive service call that could have been prevented with simple maintenance.

Clearing an AC unit’s drain line is as simple as pouring ½ cup of bleach into the line a few times per annum. By completing this easy maintenance task, you can eliminate those heatwave emergencies and keep your Maryland Heights rental property’s AC equipment working properly during the period of the hottest parts of the year.

There are other basic maintenance tasks that can help you avoid an AC shut down at the worst possible moment. Clearing debris away from your unit can ensure it is functioning efficiently and prevent overheating. Furthermore, remember to clean the blower fan and condenser coils at least once a year, and make sure that the filters are replaced regularly. These tasks are small and often unnoticed, but if ignored, they can result in significant issues and expensive repairs down the road.

When annual and seasonal maintenance is not conducted, your possibility of a total shutdown greatly increases. If you don’t have a chance to perform regular maintenance on your own, consider hiring a professional HVAC technician to do it for you. The majority of HVAC experts will also inspect your unit and the major components, from the fan motor to the compressor, for signs of problems. They can alert you if anything appears to be prone to failure under heavy operation, giving you time to fix the problem before the heat arrives.

Indeed, remembering to schedule regular HVAC service can be challenging at times, mainly because it is normally required only once or twice every year. The better solution for busy rental property owners may be to outsource property maintenance to professionals who will guarantee that required annual maintenance is conducted. If you’d like to learn more about how to save time while guaranteeing that your rental property’s HVAC system is prepared for hot weather, contact us online or give us a call at 636-542-8852 today.

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