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6 HVAC Issues You Should Leave to the Professionals

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The lifecycle of an HVAC system spans over a decade depending on how well you take care of it. The better the care, the more reliable and efficient a system you will have. It will also keep your utility bills down.

But can you do the maintenance work yourself?

Yes, you can do some of the regular maintenance such as checking the filter, setting the thermostat setting before summer and winter, cleaning the dust around the registers or clearing the debris around the outdoor unit. But, just like you would with your car, it’s best to leave that complicated work to the professionals.

Here are 6 HVAC issues that you should definitely let the master technicians handle:

1. Cleaning and oiling

Just like your car requires oil change, HVAC system requires routine lubrication and sprucing to keep all the moving parts running smoothly. Though it may sound simple and mundane, you would want a certified technician handling this.

2. Voltage check

You don’t want to play with electricity, so have a technician check if the voltage is correct. It’s also important to tighten any electrical connections and check proper current flow on motors.

3. Debris clearing

The condensate drain system needs occasional reviewing and cleaning up of any accumulated debris so the water can freely drain. Have an expert make sure to check that the emergency drain line and main drain line are properly installed and connected. Flush the drain twice a year.

4. Test the thermostat

An experienced professional will be able to check if your thermostat is accurately providing readings and that the HVAC system starts, runs and shuts down efficiently. A glitch in the thermostat could spike your utility bill.

5. Check the refrigerant

For an HVAC system to run smoothly, it’s important to check that the refrigerant level is within the manufacturer’s recommended limits. Your technician should be able to do that.

6. Clean the evaporator

If the airflow is weak and your AC isn't cooling effectively, chances are your coils are freezing over because they are clogged with dirt and mold. Call in a technician to ensure your evaporator and condenser coils are squeaky-clean.

If your HVAC needs repair or just a routine check, don’t try to do it yourself. Save yourself time and hassle by contacting local technician like the team at CCAC Air Conditioning and Heating.

Since 1979, CCAC has been Corpus Christi’s leading service, repair and replacement specialist for heating, air conditioning, indoor air-quality, dehumidification, insulation and other home comfort issues.

CCAC is constantly concerned about customers. The company’s No.-1 goal: educating homeowners about energy, safety and home comfort issues relating to HVAC systems.

For info check out our blog, send along your questions or call (361) 678-2495 for fast, dependable service.

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