With As Much As Arizonians Need Their A/Cs, Preventive Maintenance Should Not Be Ignored

During an Arizona summer, your cooling system is the difference between your home being comfortable or uninhabitable. It is critical for the well-being of yourself, your family and your pets.

Because air conditioning is so important and so frequently used in Arizona, many homeowners make an effort to maximize performance and efficiency in their homes. While improvements such as upgrading to high-efficiency units, sealing ductwork, and adding air cleaners certainly help to improve efficiency and comfort, all your efforts will rapidly diminish if you neglect preventive maintenance.

Old or new, big or small, your HVAC systems need preventive maintenance at least once a year to continue to function properly and mitigate the wear and tear of operation. Preventive maintenance is inexpensive and more than pays for itself with the proven benefits it brings:

  • Longer equipment lifespan
  • Higher efficiency
  • Increased performance
  • Fewer breakdowns
  • Quieter operation

Some aspects of preventive maintenance you may already do yourself, such as changing filters. For a thorough and comprehensive tune up, however, you’ll want to locate a qualified technician who will have the skills and tools to:

  • Calibrate thermostats
  • Clean and tighten electrical components
  • Check and adjust fluid levels
  • Lubricate motors and moving parts
  • Replace or clean filters
  • Clean evaporator coil, condenser and condenser drain
  • Measure and adjust air flow
  • Clean and optimize blower components
  • Test safety controls

You may notice a lot of cleaning of components is involved in preventive maintenance. This not only helps the equipment run better, but also improves your indoor air quality by removing dust and mold that might otherwise build up and eventually be circulated through your home.

Your cooling system is a big investment and big factor in the comfort of your home. Take good care of it! If you do only one thing this summer for your home, choose preventive maintenance. It will have the biggest impact for the lowest cost.

At Rite-Way Ventilating Co., we’ll be happy to answer any questions or schedule preventive maintenance for your cooling system. With more than 50 years experience serving southern Arizona, you can rest assured we’ll do the job right the first time!

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about preventive maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Rite-Way Ventilating Co services Tucson, Marana, Catalina, Oro Valley, Vail, Sahuarita, Green Valley and Tubac, AZ. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!      

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