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Why Service Your AC Equipment Before A Heatwave

HVAC Professionals Inspecting AC EquipmentThe most tragic moment for your Kuna rental property’s air conditioning (HVAC) system to break down is during a heatwave. When the weather heats up, AC units will make an effort a lot to keep their tenants happy, and it may be, depending on your location, a habitability issue. Nevertheless, if your unit has never been inspected or serviced recently, you’re taking a big risk that something will fail exactly when you need the AC the most. Because of this, it is a good choice to get your AC equipment ready for hot weather before it happens. You can achieve this by implementing a few simple preventative maintenance tasks on your AC unit each spring.

One helpful tip to keep your AC system running efficiently is keeping the condensation drain line free from dirt consistently. Clogged condensation lines may cause drain pan filling up, which will trigger a float switch to shut off the unit. If the unit shuts off, things will heat up quickly inside your rental house, leaving your tenants hot and unhappy. Other than that, emergency service calls during peak season are not easy to get and expensive, and you may result in paying for an expensive service call that could have been prevented with simple maintenance.

Clearing an AC unit’s drain line is a simple matter of pouring ½ cup of bleach in the line a few times a year. By doing this simple maintenance task, you can avoid those heatwave emergencies and keep your Kuna rental property’s AC equipment running smoothly all through the hottest parts of the year.

There are several basic maintenance tasks that can help you avoid an AC shut down at the most crucial time. Clearing debris away from your unit can ensure it is functioning efficiently and prevent overheating. Furthermore, ensure that you clean the blower fan and condenser coils at least once every year, and remember to consistently change the filters. These are little tasks that are normally neglected, but if overlooked, they can cause serious troubles and expensive repairs down the road.

When annual and seasonal maintenance are not conducted, the likelihood of a total shutdown greatly increases. If you don’t have the patience to perform regular maintenance on your own, you can always hire a professional HVAC technician to do it for you. A large amount of HVAC experts will also inspect your unit and the major components, from the fan motor to the compressor, for signs of problems. They can alert you if anything seems likely to fail with heavy operation and give you a chance to fix the problem before the heat arrives.

Of course, remembering to schedule regular HVAC service can sometimes be challenging, mostly because it is often only needed once or twice every year. The better solution for busy rental property owners may be to outsource property maintenance to professionals who will guarantee that necessary annual maintenance is completed. If you want to learn more about how to save time while guaranteeing that your rental property’s HVAC system is prepared for hot weather, contact us online or give us a call at 208-494-1800 today.

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