Oasis Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Blog : Archive for June, 2014

What Issues Does Air Conditioning Maintenance Address?

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Air conditioning maintenance isn’t the same as air conditioning repair. A repair session is designed to address a single specific problem or issue. Maintenance, on the other hand, is a bit of a catch-all, designed to keep the unit clean and efficient, as well as noting potential trouble spots for later repair. Ideally, you should plan for such a session at least once a year, and when it comes to air conditioning maintenance, Fairfax has the experts you can count on. But what issues does air conditioning address? Read on for the answers.

  • Cleaning. Dust and dirt are the enemy of an efficient air conditioner. They increase friction between moving parts, clogged filters and lines, and generally lead to more wear-and-tear on the system. A maintenance session is designed to clean off the dust and help your system operate more efficiently.
  • Refrigerant. Refrigerant makes your air conditioner function, but when leaks occur, you can lose a great deal of its cooling power, as well  as running the risk of further harm to other components in the system. A maintenance session can recharge refrigerant levels to their prescribed amounts.
  • Air filters. Filters become clogged over time, which reduces their efficiency and causes problems for the entire system. A technician can exchange old filters for new ones, and keep the air flowing smoothly.
  • Bolts and fasteners. Individual components can sometimes rattle in their housings when their bolts are loose, using a lot of unnecessary energy in the process. Tightening those bolts as a part of a regular maintenance session will prevent a lot of wear and tear.

All of that comes on top of the most important part of a maintenance session: spotting big problems while they’re still little ones and setting up an appointment to treat them without the fuss and cost of waiting for a breakdown. When it comes to air conditioning maintenance, Fairfax residents can turn to the experts at OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration, Inc.

We have the skills you need to perform a first-rate air conditioning maintenance session and address the issues that prevent your system from being as efficient as it could be. Give us a call today. You’ll be glad you did!

Continue Reading