Air Conditioner Maintenance – Pflugerville, TX
Air Conditioner Filters
The most important piece of maintenance required on any air conditioning unit to ensure efficiency and safety is to routinely replace and clean filters. Air conditioner filters are inexpensive when it comes to AC maintenance. Most air conditioner filters are available at your local hardware store however, if you do not feel comfortable replacing the filter or you don’t know what you’re doing, we recommend calling a professional from 7-Star Service Company.
Clogged, dirty filters block airflow and reduce your system’s efficiency and circulates that dirty airflow throughout your home. If you are replacing your air conditioner filter yourself, it is important to know where the filter is and how to do it. Most filters are located somewhere along the return duct length. These are usually along walls, ceilings, furnaces or in the air conditioner itself. This is why we strongly encourage a technician to come out and replace old filters as there are many locations a filter could be and our technicians will know exactly where they are and how to quickly replace them. For units that are surrounded by dusty conditions or fur-bearing pets, the filters will need to be replaced every few months.
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- Check for correct amount of refrigerant
- Test for refrigerant leaks
- Capture any refrigerant that must be evacuated from the system
- Check for duct leakage
- Measure airflow through evaporator coil
- Inspect electric terminals and clean and tighten connections
- Oil motors and check belts for tightness and wear
- Check thermostat accuracy