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May 04

MM Comfort BLOG

What is the Importance of Regular AC Maintenance?

Posted by MM Comfort BLOG

Your air conditioning system plays an important role in the air quality of your home. But it also collects dust and dirt particles and undergoes wear and tear too. Regular maintenance is critical to keeping your AC clean and running like new.

In Seattle, we may not use our AC all year but maintenance is still essential. It's an excellent idea to have your AC system checked and cleaned even when it's not in use so it's ready to go for summer.

AC maintenance plays an important role in your energy bills as well. Due to their function, many parts of an air conditioner become dirty or damp over time in places you can't clean by simply changing the filter. This increases electric consumption and reduces the useful lifespan of the machine.

Your HVAC technician will clean your air conditioner's coil, which collects dirt and dust. This debris 'insulates' the machine, causing a drastic increase in the amount of electricity needed for the AC to function correctly.

Coil fins can become bent over time, and a bent coil fin can block air flow. Your technician can repair or replace the coil fin when necessary.

In addition, your technician will:

  • Check for the correct amount of refrigerant
  • Check the accuracy of the thermostat
  • Oil the motors and check the belts for tightness and wear and tear
  • Seal duct leakage if necessary
  • Measure the airflow through the evaporator coil
  • Check the electric terminals

Another reason to have a regular AC maintenance is to check your unit for molds and coolant leaks. Seattle has a damp climate which allows molds to thrive. Mold in your AC system can seriously affect your health.

MM Comfort Systems is here for you in the Seattle, Tacoma, and Redmond area. Experts in the local climate, MM Comfort Systems is the go-to AC maintenance team. Give us a call today!