Air conditioning systems are fairly complex devices, but when the heat index is running high their complexity is often the last of your concerns. This is too bad because ignoring your AC is one of the worst things that you can do. At the very least this appliance should be cleaned on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the most that the user can manage is to change the filter and wash what parts of the evaporator coil that are easily accessible. The rest will need to be handled whenever you call a contractor about AC Service.
AC Service in Wichita is more than the annual maintenance that every appliance requires although this service is very important. In some cases AC service is a simple visit to test the appliance when it isn’t cooling properly. However, cleaning components is critical to proper function. One of the most difficult areas to keep clean is the evaporator coil. This is partly because the system produces moisture as a byproduct of the cooling process. This moisture will combine with any dust that manages to seep through the filter and the resulting gunk will build up in the fins of the coil. Once it gets thick enough it reduces the airflow through the coil which inhibits the cooling ability of the unit. Another area that collects dirt is the vanes of the blower fan. If the blower is part of an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system then the unit is probably accumulating this dirt all year long.
Another important reason for scheduling AC Service in Wichita is to test the level of refrigerant in the air conditioner. The refrigerant carries the lubricant for the condenser which is critical when that subsystem begins to get hot. A low refrigerant can also be another reason that an AC isn’t cooling properly. When the refrigerant is low it takes more effort to compress it properly which cost you more in utility bills. No matter how you look at it, regular maintenance is your best option for getting the longest service life out of your expensive cooling appliance. If the system is heavily used you may wish to consider having the unit serviced more than once a year.
For more information, contact Cook’s Heating & Air Conditioning Inc