Maintaining Your Baldwin County Home’s Comfort Level this SpringPublished on: April 25, 2012
Spring has arrived in Baldwin County, and that means that you will soon be using your air conditioner nearly every day to stay cool in the summer. One way to ensure that your unit can stand up to the demands that summer places on it is to schedule an air conditioning service and maintenance appointment. Most heating and cooling companies offer annual preventative maintenance contracts to their customers for a modest fee. The plan covers a tune-up of your air conditioner every spring, your heating system every fall and several other benefits. If you don’t already have a service contract with a local air conditioning service and maintenance company, spring is the perfect time to sign up for one.
On the day of your appointment with an air conditioning service and maintenance company, a service technician will come to your home to inspect your air conditioner. He or she will complete several points of maintenance; including checking all fluid levels and tightening loose wiring. Once the tune-up appointment is completed, you should receive a list from the service technician outlining the services that were performed. In addition to detailing preventative maintenance services your air conditioner received, you may also receive recommendations for future service on the unit.
There are several things you can do to keep the air conditioner in your Baldwin County home or business operating well between annual maintenance appointments. Most air conditioning service and maintenance companies recommend that you check the air filter once a month and clean the inside of the unit as often as possible. Air conditioners collect moisture, and when the moisture doesn’t drain properly it can lead to condensation and mold. You can help prevent this by wiping the coils and condensers with a damp cloth and vacuuming the debris that falls to the bottom of the unit.