The cause of an electrical problem can be as simple as a poorly lubricated mechanical assembly adding extra electrical load to the circuit, or as complex as a leakage of current through heat-damaged wiring. These minor issues accumulate until the overall performance of the air conditioner system is well below par. Preventative maintenance takes care of cumulative minor faults, lubricating parts, fixing wiring, and tightening loosened parts before the entire unit can come to a grinding halt.
The Practical Application of an Effective Maintenance Plan
Complete system overhaul and the kind of AC repair that involves replacement of major components is a costly task. A condenser coil or a blower motor burdened by grease and heavy accumulations of dirt can stop functioning. Moving parts without oil will eventually lock in place and burn out other components as they overheat with added stress, trying to rotate what will no longer move.
Here’s where preventative maintenance enters, with a trained technician showing up to carry out a full system inspection at intelligently structured times. An initial inspection could check for loose parts and visually check for leaks and refrigerant pressure drops. A follow-up inspection would go deeper, testing for carbon monoxide leaks, cleaning and replacing filters. The intention is to spot the minor issues and prevent them from turning into big, wallet-consuming problems.
The Benefits of Preventative Planning Become Clear
With moving parts always supplied with plenty of lubrication and filters forever clear of dirt and debris, the life expectancy of the entire system is extended. The chances of a complete system breakdown are heavily reduced, meaning that AC repair consists of little more than ensuring the scheduled maintenance takes place as it should, on the right date, checking the correct parts. Downtime is eliminated as is the need to call out an emergency repair crew. Molds and contaminants that could cause allergic reactions in family members or office workers are spotted before dangerous spores ever become part of the general airflow. In short, unnecessary large-scale repairs have been mitigated by the experienced eye of a technician ensuring maximum performance all year long. Perhaps even more important, expensive bills are sliced.
Addressing small issues stops big problems from ever developing. Its simple physics blending with real life applications to ensure AC repair is a scheduled and predictable joy instead of an expensive catastrophe of downtime and emergency repair.
If you would like to know more about AC maintenance in Clearwater or the servicing and repair of your central air conditioning systems or if you are having a problem with yours and would like a free estimate, please call the professionals, D & W Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at (941) 479-9889.