Air On Demand Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump Maintenance’

Miami Air Conditioning FAQ: Why Get Fall AC Maintenance?

Monday, October 15th, 2012

At Air On Demand, we recommend that you get your air conditioning system tuned up once a year. Getting this done just before summer arrives is ideal. This allows our technicians to make sure everything is working properly so that your AC system won’t shut down in the middle of the summer.

However, the fall is a good time if you have a heat pump system. Call the Miami air conditioning specialists at Air On Demand if you have further questions or would like to schedule your fall maintenance.

One of the most important fall maintenance tasks for a heat pump that provides both heating and AC is to clean the outdoor coils. If they are dirty, then the heating capacity will not be what it should, and the airflow may be restricted, which can shut down the heat pump.

When we perform a routine inspection, we check the following:

  • Indoor and outdoor coils
  • Capacitors
  • Compressor
  • Electrical work
  • Refrigerant level
  • Thermostat
  • Motors

We also check the heating portion of the heat pump to ensure that the system is operating as it should. This also helps with your heat pump’s overall efficiency. Did you know that you can lose up to 5% efficiency if the system has repair needs, or if there’s anything blocking airflow? Some of these reasons can be dirty coils, which also can cause damage to the compressor or overheat the motors.

Call the Miami air conditioning specialists at Air On Demand to inspect your HVAC system this fall!

Continue Reading