Everyone knows it’s time to clean out your closet, scrub baseboards and clean the cobwebs from your ceiling corners for spring cleaning, but most people in Lakeland FL forget to service their air conditioner and keep it maintained. Then, when summer hits and it becomes extremely hot, people get upset when their air conditioning doesn’t work.
While you may be able to inspect your own air conditioning in Lakeland FL, it is usually better to have a professional visit and check the system. The inspector will check and oil the fans, check refrigerant levels, ensure wiring is appropriate and not damaged and that switches are in good working order. They can also check fuses, filters and ducts through their service.
Many companies charge a fee for an inspection, unless you have a service contract. That fee is separate from any repair fees. Before doing any work, the air conditioning company will talk with you about the repairs that are required and allow you to decide what to do. Most people will have the repairs done immediately or as soon as possible, so that when summer comes, they are ready to battle the heat. However, some Lakeland FL homeowners will wait until closer to the time they will need their air before having it fixed.
If you choose to wait, the quote you receive will likely change, as fees tend to go up as it gets closer to summer. You may also have to wait a longer period to have it fixed because companies will be busier during the warmer months.
It is important to make sure your air conditioner is properly maintained throughout its use and most of the time, you can do this on your own. Many systems require disposable filters, which should be replaced when necessary. While each system is different, you will likely be replacing them every two months when the air conditioner is in use though when they are dirty, it is time to replace the filters.
Ensure that the outside of the air conditioner is clean and debris has not entered the fan area or is around the system. If there are leaves or other debris, shut off the system so that you can remove the debris safely and then you can restart the system.
You may also want to check the wiring and outlets on your own, as well. If you feel uncomfortable, you can always call a professional at Price Busters Heating & Air Conditioning LLC to do the maintenance for you.