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Why Service Your AC Equipment Before A Heatwave

HVAC Professionals Inspecting AC EquipmentThe most critical event for your Cuyahoga Falls rental property’s air conditioning (HVAC) system to break down is during a heatwave. When the weather heats up, AC units must work hard to keep their tenants refreshed, and it may be, depending on your location, a habitability issue. But if your unit hasn’t been inspected or serviced recently, you’re taking a considerable risk that something will fail just when you need the AC the most. For this reason, the best time to get your AC equipment ready for hot weather is before it arrives. You can do so by performing some simple preventative maintenance tasks on your AC unit each spring.

A straightforward technique to keep your AC system running efficiently is ensuring that the condensation drain line is constantly clean. 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, things will heat up quickly within your rental house, leaving your tenants hot and unhappy. Other than that, emergency service calls during peak season are neither easy to access nor affordable, and you may end up spending for an expensive service call that could have been prevented with simple maintenance.

Clearing an AC unit’s drain line is a simple matter of pouring ½ cup of bleach in the line a few times a year. By implementing this easy maintenance task, you can bypass those heatwave emergencies and keep your Cuyahoga Falls rental property’s AC equipment operating smoothly during the hottest parts of the year.

There are other basic maintenance tasks that can help you prevent an AC shut down at the most critical moment. Clearing debris away from your unit can ensure it will be functioning efficiently and prevent overheating. Furthermore, don’t forget to clean the blower fan and condenser coils at least once a year, and make sure that the filters are replaced often. These tasks are small and easily overlooked, but they can lead to big problems and expensive repairs down the road if neglected.

When annual and seasonal maintenance isn’t achieved, your probabilities of a total shutdown greatly increase. If you can’t perform regular maintenance independently, you can consider employing a professional HVAC technician to do it for you. The majority of 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 heavy operation and give you a chance to fix the problem before the heat arrives.

Obviously, remembering to schedule regular HVAC service can be hard sometimes, mostly because it usually only needs to be done once or twice a year. The better solution for busy rental property owners may be to outsource property maintenance to professionals who will ensure that important annual maintenance is completed. If you would like to learn more about how to save time while ensuring that your rental property’s HVAC system is prepared for hot weather, contact us online or give us a call at 440-534-6700 today.

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