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Why Service Your AC Equipment Before A Heatwave

HVAC Professionals Inspecting AC EquipmentThe worst moment for your Arlington rental property’s air conditioning (HVAC) system to go out is at the time of a heatwave. When the weather heats up, AC units should work a lot to keep their tenants cool, and it may be, depending on your location, a habitability issue. But if your unit has never been inspected or serviced for a while now, you’re taking a big risk that something will fail exactly when you need the AC the most. Due to this, it is a good idea to get your AC equipment ready for hot weather is before it happens. You can accomplish this by doing a few simple preventative maintenance tasks on your AC unit each spring.

One useful approach to keep your AC system running efficiently is to keep the condensation drain line free from dirt. Clogged condensation lines may lead to the drain pan filling up, which will trigger a float switch to shut off the unit. If the unit shuts off, everything will heat up quickly inside your rental house, causing your tenants to be hot and unhappy. Besides that, emergency service calls during peak season are not easy to access or affordable, and you may end up paying for an expensive service call that could have been prevented with simple maintenance.

Clearing an AC unit’s drain line is as easy as pouring ½ cup of bleach in the line several times annually. By completing this simple maintenance task, you can minimize those heatwave emergencies and keep your Arlington rental property’s AC equipment functioning perfectly during the hottest parts of the year.

There are several basic maintenance tasks that can help you to prevent an AC shut down at the worst critical moment. Clearing debris away from your unit can ensure it functions efficiently and prevents overheating. Moreover, make sure you clean the blower fan and condenser coils yearly, and don’t forget to regularly change the filters. These are little tasks that are usually forgotten, but if neglected, they can cause serious difficulties and expensive repairs down the road.

When annual and seasonal maintenance isn’t performed, the risk of a total shutdown greatly increases. If you don’t have time to perform regular maintenance yourself, you can always have a professional HVAC technician do it for you. Most 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 seems likely to fail with the heavy operation and give you a chance to fix the problem before the heat arrives.

Undeniably, remembering to schedule regular HVAC service can be difficult sometimes, particularly because it is often only performed once or twice a year. The better solution for busy rental property owners may be to outsource property maintenance to professionals who will guarantee that essential annual maintenance is undertaken. If you want to discover more about how to save time while safeguarding that your rental property’s HVAC system is ready for hot weather, contact us online or give us a call at 817-502-3588 today.

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