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How Lack of Maintenance Leads to Air Conditioniong Repairs

Southern California summers are not the toughest in the nation, but they will still place a serious strain on your air conditioning system. The longer your AC needs to work, the faster it will age and develop repair needs. If your air conditioner goes into the summer season already in poor shape, then you’ll flirt with a full breakdown on the hottest day of the year.

It’s essential that you schedule annual maintenance for your air conditioner before summer arrives. Find a reputable air conditioning repair service in Riverside, CA and enroll in its maintenance program. After your annual visit from a trained HVAC technician, your AC will be prepared to weather the worst of the California summer. Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air has a maintenance program that will take care of your air conditioner for the summer.

Here’s some of what you can expect if you air conditioner doesn’t receive regular maintenance:

Leaking refrigerant

Refrigerant loss will cause an AC to lose its cooling power and will also lead to icing across the coils and damage to the compressor. Regular maintenance will prevent this from occurring. During a maintenance session, the technician will inspect the refrigerant lines, the compressor, and the coils to see if any formicary corrosion (corrosion that comes from household chemicals and some building materials) has led to leaking refrigerant. The technician will also check the refrigerant level to make sure it hasn’t lost its charge (its level).

Worn-down motors

Maintenance includes cleaning the unit and any components that may have developed a layer of dust or grime. This prevents many problems from happening, but among the most important is stopping premature wear on the motors that power the compressor and the blowers. Dirt increases the friction on the moving parts of the motor and can lead to the motor wearing down and burning out early, which will require replacement.

Electrical issues

During a maintenance session, the technician will perform a full check of the electrical systems connected to the AC, such as the electrical panel, and perform necessary tightening of connections. Without regular care, wiring can come loose or become frayed, and the electrical panel may fail. The technician will also check on the thermostat and its wiring to the main unit.

An air conditioning system that goes without maintenance will start to work 20% less efficiently after only a year, and this decline will continue at a steady rate until it receives maintenance or it fails completely. The increasing stress will create a snowball effect of malfunctions that will require repairs. If you only keep at the repairs, not the maintenance, you won’t address the core issue.

Enroll in the Comfort Club from Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air to stop your AC’s decay and keep it healthy and cooling you for many years to come. Our air conditioning repair service in Riverside, CA can fix your system, but you need to let us provide it with regular care as well.

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