AC maintenance keeps your air conditioner working properly and can help prolong the lifespan of the unit. Because it is an essential AC service for any homeowner, we offer a wide variety of customizable AC maintenance plans. We can perform thorough inspections as often as you would like to check for any potential problems. We can also make routine adjustments and repairs to ensure nothing small becomes a large problem. Finally, we can also clean different elements of the unit.
With over 30 years of experience as AC systems specialists, the Kendale Air Conditioning team is factory-trained to recognize the unique differences of each model and brand. Our up-to-date equipment and knowledge of new technologies allows us to stop problems before they start.
Common AC Maintenance Issues
Cleaning the Evaporator – All of the excess warm air is blown out of your home past the evaporator coils. Often homeowners forget to change their air filters, so the dust, dander and hair build up can get stuck on the coils causing them to freeze. Cleaning them annually during AC maintenance is much easier because they probably would not have to be entirely removed. If you wait several years, they must be taken out and cleaned thoroughly. This is a much more time consuming and expensive process.
Cleaning the Condenser – These coils often get dirty from the outside environment. Typically located outside the home, the condenser can get clogged with lawn debris and dirt. In addition to lowering the efficiency of AC systems, any pollen or allergens built up in the system could be blowing into your home.
Recharging Refrigerant – If you have an older unit, it probably uses Freon 22. Anything made after 2010 uses a more environmentally-friendly refrigerant. When your refrigerant is low, it needs to be recharged. This process can only be done by a trained professional. In some cases, low refrigerant is a sign of a leak in your system. Having it checked annually during your AC maintenance visit can catch a problem before it becomes significant.
Testing Safety Controls – There are a series of triggers throughout your AC system that detect when a problem is present. The triggers will shut down the system to prevent a major malfunction or safety concern. We test these during your AC maintenance to ensure all are working properly.
During AC maintenance, we will check every aspect of your unit. From the air ducts to the wiring, we will ensure that every part is fully operational and not beginning to deteriorate. We have found that beginning an AC maintenance plan at the time of installation is best to prolong the lifespan, but starting a plan at any time can reduce the number of repairs needed in the remaining life of the unit.
Not only can an AC maintenance plan prevent the need for costly repairs, it can also help your unit to run more efficiently. By tightening electrical connectors and cleaning the different parts of the system, the machine will run almost like new. This can save you a great deal of money over the years on your utility bill. In addition, it can also delay the need for replacement. Most new air conditioners are expected to last 10-15 years. Without regular maintenance and especially in the humid South Florida heat, this could be far less. Replacing an AC is a costly endeavor that often catches homeowners by surprise. With a regular maintenance plan, we will be able to tell you years in advance that it is time to start saving for a new unit.
Kendale Air Conditioning is equipped to maintain all major brands of air conditioners. Our team members stay apprised of new developments in technology and are familiar with how new models work. Our number one priority is customer service, so you can count on us to do everything within our means to make the experience a great one. Call us today for information on our customizable plans.
We offer AC maintenance in Miami, Coral Gables, Pinecrest and the surrounding communities.