Should you seriously consider an air conditioning safety check for your home twice a year? While it may seem overly-cautious and pricey, there are several possible unhealthy scenarios you could avoid if you have a bi-annual HVAC inspection. Naturally, you can order an inspection at any time, but most people will have their air conditioner maintenance performed at the end of winter and summer. By doing so, you avoid three basic air conditioning-related safety hazards.
Miserable Allergen & Mold Coughs in the Summer
Although you may do careful planning, there is always a chance that you will eventually have a mold or allergy problem related to the HVAC ducts in your home. Due to wear and tear or improper maintenance, moisture can collect in the ducts of your central air. In addition to creating a place for allergens to collect, single-cell organisms like mold thrive in a dark, wet air vent.
Protect Pets from Leaking Chemicals
Sadly, pets are unaware that they are drinking coolants such as anti-freeze. This fatal chemical can easily leak out of your air conditioning unit if there is a tear in the holding tank or refrigerant lines. Other hazards that can injure pets or children are frayed power lines and jagged metal pieces on an outdoor unit that is in disrepair.
Other Benefits of AC Safety Inspections
Along with ensuring your family’s safety, a properly working air conditioning unit will save you money on your utilities. With our help, you will have the assurance that over 15 parts of your air conditioning unit have been checked. Of course, with safety as a focus, special attention will be placed on areas such as the emergency drain in the attic.
Some of the areas that we test during a spring or summer AC safety inspection are:
- Outdoor fan
- Refrigerant lines
- Blower belt
- Replace filters
- Thermostat calibration
- Refrigerant levels
- Condensate pump
- Indoor and outdoor coil
- Caps and Schrader valves
- Test and clean condensate drain
- Clearing air ducts of potential allergens
Maintenance is Your Best Bet for Preventing Heat Stroke
You can have your home’s electricity backed up with a generator in case of a summer-related power brownout. However, it’s next to impossible to have emergency air conditioner repair completed in the middle of a heatwave. In other words, to avoid heatstroke sensitivities, it’s best to be prepared by investing in air conditioning maintenance as soon as possible.
When the time is right, we are a Temecula air conditioner company that is ready to meet all of your needs. Give us a call at (949) 649-8777 and On Time Home Services Heating and Air Conditioning of Temecula will have trained professionals ready to help you keep your air conditioning in top order.