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Why Service Your AC Equipment Before A Heatwave

HVAC Professionals Inspecting AC EquipmentThe most inconvenient moment for your Lake Worth rental property’s air conditioning (HVAC) system to malfunction is during a heatwave. When the weather heats up, AC units should make a serious effort to keep their tenants comfy, and it may be, depending on your location, a habitability issue. But if your unit has not previously been inspected or serviced, you face a significant risk that something will fail just when you need the AC the most. Because of that, the ideal method to get your AC equipment ready for hot weather is before it starts. You can do so by implementing a couple of simple preventative maintenance tasks on your AC unit each spring.

One effective strategy to keep your AC system running efficiently is to ensure that the condensation drain line is consistently clear. 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 inside your rental house, causing your tenants to be hot and unhappy. Additionally, emergency service calls during peak season are not easy to get and costly, and you may find yourself spending for an expensive service call that could have been prevented with simple maintenance.

Clearing an AC unit’s drain line is an easy matter of pouring ½ cup of bleach in the line a couple of times annually. With this effective maintenance task, you can eliminate those heatwave emergencies and keep your Lake Worth rental property’s AC equipment running smoothly for the duration of the hottest parts of the year.

There are several basic maintenance tasks that can keep you from making your AC shut down at the most unfortunate time. Clearing debris away from your unit can ensure it functions efficiently and prevent overheating. Similarly, bear in mind to clean the blower fan and condenser coils at least once a year, and make sure that you always clean the filters. These tasks are small and easily overlooked, but they can lead to big problems and expensive repairs down the road if neglected.

When annual and seasonal maintenance is not handled, the threat of a total shutdown greatly increases. If you don’t have the capacity to perform regular maintenance yourself, you can always employ a professional HVAC technician to do it for you. Many 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 likely to fail with heavy operation, allowing you to fix the problem before the heat arrives.

Of course, remembering to schedule regular HVAC service can be difficult, mainly because it is often only done once or twice per year. The better solution for busy rental property owners may be to outsource property maintenance to professionals who will ensure that important annual maintenance is getting finished. If you would 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 817-930-1160 today.

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