Make Preventive Maintenance a Priority and Extend the Life of Your HVAC SystemProlonging the life of your HVAC system involves taking the right preventive maintenance actions to keep your system running efficiently. As a homeowner in south Florida, you can safely perform minor maintenance on your system, including changing the filters, cleaning the evaporator coils and removing debris around the outside condenser. You can also look for signs of problems, like excess dust in your rooms, water around the condensate pan or cracks in the ductwork. If you find any of these signs, it’s time to contact a qualified contractor to examine and repair your system.

During most typical preventive maintenance appointments, technicians will likely examine, clean and repair these three main parts of you HVAC system.

  • Air handler – The technician removes accumulating dirt from the evaporator coils and fins. Filters are cleaned or replaced, and fans are cleaned. He inspects the condensate pan and drain for proper drainage. He lubricates all moving parts and tightens electrical connections.
  • Condenser – The technician cleans the condenser coils and fins. He or she will recommend removing any shrubs or debris that interfere with the condenser’s performance. The tech will check and adjust refrigerant levels and look for leaks if the levels are low.
  • Ductwork – The HVAC technician will examine ductwork for leaks and make necessary repairs. He or she will locate cold or hot spots in your home and adjust dampers in the ductwork for optimal airflow. Insulation is inspected for deterioration and excess dust and dirt will be eliminated. If mold is found, the tech can determine the source of the moisture and fix the problem.

If you live in the eastern Palm Beach, northern Broward or southern Martin counties, contact the pros at Robert R. McGill Air Conditioning for more information on preventive maintenance plans for your HVAC system. We’ve been serving the area for over 30 years and our reputation is built on quality work and customer satisfaction.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Palm Beach County, Florida about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). 

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