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Why Service Your AC Equipment Before A Heatwave

Why Service Your AC Equipment Before A HeatwaveThe most unfortunate time for your Middleton rental property’s air conditioning (HVAC) system to shut down is during a heatwave. When the weather heats up, AC units need to struggle to keep their tenants calm down, and it may be, depending on your location, a habitability issue. However, if your unit has not been inspected or serviced recently, you’re running a great risk that something will fail just when you need the AC the most. That’s why it is necessary to get your AC equipment ready for hot weather before it arrives. You can do so by performing a couple of simple preventative maintenance tasks on your AC unit each spring.

One convenient method to keep your AC system running efficiently is to guarantee that the condensation drain line is always clean. Clogged condensation lines can make the drain pan fill 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. In addition, emergency service calls during peak season are not easy to get and pricey, 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 as simple as pouring ½ cup of bleach into the line a couple of times a year. By taking this simple maintenance task, you can prevent those heatwave emergencies and keep your Middleton rental property’s AC equipment operational during the hottest parts of the year.

There are other basic maintenance tasks that can help you prevent an AC shut down in the worst-case scenario. Clearing debris away from your unit can ensure it functions efficiently and prevent overheating. Besides, be certain to clean the blower fan and condenser coils at least once a year, and don’t forget to clean the filters now and then. These tasks are little and frequently overlooked, but they can lead to major problems and expensive repairs down the road if neglected.

When annual and seasonal maintenance is not carried out, the chance of a total shutdown greatly increases. If you don’t have the opportunity to perform regular maintenance on your own, think about getting a professional HVAC technician to do it for you. The majority 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 any heavy operation and give you a chance to fix the problem before the heat arrives.

Certainly, remembering to schedule regular HVAC service can sometimes be difficult, owing to the fact that it is often required once or twice yearly. The better solution for busy rental property owners may be to outsource property maintenance to professionals who will guarantee that the annual maintenance necessary is completed. If you’d like to learn more about how to save time while ensuring that your rental property’s HVAC system is ready for hot weather, contact us online or give us a call at 208-960-0660 today.

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