FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
An air conditioner’s filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance for the unit to function effectively and efficiently throughout its years of service. Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while energy use steadily increases.
As a general rule, you’ll want to replace pleated air filters and furnace filters in your home every 30 to 90 days depending on traffic. The longer the filter is in place, the more dirt, dust and allergens are trapped clogging the filter and decreasing their efficiency.
Adding drain line treatment to your air conditioners drain line will help to prevent condensate overflow.
Preventive maintenance helps ensure that your HVAC system runs at close to peak efficiency. This can mean savings of up to 30% on your energy bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
It’s important to be aware that most HVAC manufacturers require proof of annual maintenance when a repair claim is submitted under warranty. Some of the components that make your HVAC system work are fairly expensive, so investing in annual maintenance to keep them covered under your warranty can save you significantly if something goes wrong.
UV light destroys microbes in air conditioners. The lights are installed in your ductwork or near the AC coil, and they destroy microbes like mold, bacteria, fungi, mildew, mold spores and viruses in the line-of-sight of the UV bulb.