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Maintenance and AC Lifespan: Cleaning and Refrigerant

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at the concept of seasonal HVAC maintenance and how it tends to add to the lifespan of your air conditioner and other heating or air components. Spring and fall maintenance are the two most common such types, and spring maintenance in particular can have an enormously positive effect on the AC unit and its various features.

At Green Line Plumbing, Heating & Air, we’re happy to offer a wide range of heating and air conditioning services for clients around Draper, UT and nearby areas, including seasonal upkeep and tune-ups to keep your system in great shape. While we went over themes like warranty coverage and prevention of minor issues becoming major in part one of our series, today’s part two will look at some other ways that quality AC maintenance from professionals like ours helps add to the lifespan of your system.

General Cleaning and Friction Reduction

One vital part of the basic AC maintenance process is cleaning. Not just on the outside, either – our technicians can inspect your system’s components and clear away dust buildup that might otherwise impede efficient operation or cause issues like sudden breakdowns or inadequate cooling.

This also extends to parts like fan blades and other moving components, which may become warped or damaged over time without proper care. Keeping them clean and lubricated regularly can go a long way toward reducing friction, which in turn reduces wear on the components and makes them last longer.

Inspections for Potential Weaknesses

Regular maintenance from professionals like our team also gives us the chance to inspect equipment for any potential weaknesses that could lead to failure or other problems. This gives us a chance to identify and address any minor issues before they become major – potentially saving you time, money, and hassle down the line.

Checking Refrigerant

One of the single most important components of your AC system is the refrigerant. This chemical compound helps to facilitate heat transfer and cooling, but it can be subject to leaks over time that may not be visible until they become serious problems.

During regular maintenance visits, our professionals can check levels of refrigerant and top them up as needed with quality products like R410a or R22. These can be checked and refilled as needed to ensure your system is always running at peak efficiency.

Regular seasonal maintenance from professionals like us is essential for getting the most out of your air conditioning system or other heating. It helps to prevent issues that may otherwise become major, keeps parts clean and lubricated for friction reduction, checks for any potential weaknesses, and even tops off refrigerant levels.

If you’re in the Draper, UT area and looking for professional HVAC maintenance services to keep your AC unit running smoothly all year round, be sure to reach out to us at Green Line Plumbing, Heating & Air today! We look forward to being of assistance to you in this or any other HVAC area!