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Why Service Your AC Equipment Before A Heatwave

HVAC Professionals Inspecting AC EquipmentThe most unlucky time for your Georgetown rental property’s air conditioning (HVAC) system to go out is during a heatwave. When the weather heats up, AC units need to work hard to keep their tenants happy, and it may be, depending on your location, a habitability issue. Nonetheless, if your unit has not been inspected or serviced lately, you are at a great risk that anything will fail just when you need the AC the most. For that reason, the best way to get your AC equipment ready for hot weather is before it occurs. You may achieve this by doing a few simple preventative maintenance tasks on your AC unit each spring.

One easy method to keep your AC system running efficiently is to guarantee that the condensation drain line is clean at all times. Clogged condensation lines can result in 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 in the interior of your rental house, making your tenants hot and unhappy. At the same time, emergency service calls during peak season are neither easy to get nor cheap, 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 per year. By performing this easy maintenance task, you can prevent those heatwave emergencies and keep your Georgetown rental property’s AC equipment working appropriately all through the hottest parts of the year.

There are other basic maintenance tasks that might assist you in preventing an AC shut down at the worst unexpected time. Clearing debris away from your unit can ensure it functions efficiently and prevent overheating. Additionally, remember to clean the blower fan and condenser coils at least once every year and ensure that the filters are changed consistently. These are little tasks that are commonly disregarded, but they can lead to severe problems and expensive repairs down the road if ignored.

When annual and seasonal maintenance is not accomplished, the risk of a total shutdown greatly increases. If you can’t perform regular maintenance alone, 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 looks to be in danger of failing during heavy operation, giving you enough time to fix the problem before the heat arrives.

Certainly, remembering to schedule regular HVAC service can be problematic at times, particularly because it is normally only needed a few times annually. The better solution for busy rental property owners may be to outsource property maintenance to professionals who will guarantee that the required annual maintenance is being done. If you would like to know more about how to save time while ensuring that your rental property’s HVAC system is ready for hot weather, contact us online or give us a call at 512-806-0606 today.

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