October is HVAC Maintenance Month in Las Vegas
Summer heat is finally easing up and with that so are those high summer cooling bills. Now that your AC is getting a little break it’s time to consider maintenance. Performing maintenance services for your heating and air conditioning systems is ideal before and after the height of seasonal usage. This is why No Sweat Air Conditioning and Heating offers a cool club membership, to ensure that you receive your routine seasonal maintenance.
The following tips are ideal for Las Vegas residents to have performed as part of their end-of-summer maintenance routine.
Check the Filters
Replacing the air filters at the beginning and end of the season will ensure that you are breathing cleaner air which is good for your health. It also reduces strain on your heating or AC unit. This in turn reduces energy consumption by as much as 15 percent.
Inspect the Outside Unit
Checking the electrical connections, protective insulation, and the exterior of the unit itself ensures that your system will continue to run steadily and without interruption. Debris should be cleared away and it is also a good idea to remove built up dust that may have built up over the summer. This includes vacuuming and clearing away debris from the exterior fins. They should also be inspected for potential damage, and straightened if necessary. AC coils can easily be hosed off, but the casing should also be removed to clean inside the unit. If weeds or bushes are growing closely to the unit, your technician may recommend cutting them back or even removing them.
Checking Interior Components
HVAC elements such as the thermostat, especially older ones, can cause inconsistent temperature fluctuations. During routine maintenance it is important to check these interior components to ensure that wires haven’t become dislodged or that they don’t create any issues. If they are damaged or showing signs of wear or tear then they should be replaced immediately.
Upgrade or Replace
Outdated air conditioning units can cause a variety of issues. Inconsistent indoor temperatures, higher bills, and other issues occurring with your current unit may warrant an upgrade or replacement. Between seasons is the best time to have them replaced as this is more ideal to be without a unit during the replacement.
Tune Up Your Heating Unit
Colder temperatures are on the horizon, so while you are focusing on the AC unit it is important to check your heater to make sure it is prepared. The same items checked on the air conditioning unit should be checked here as well.