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Why Service Your AC Equipment Before A Heatwave

HVAC Professionals Inspecting AC EquipmentThe most unfortunate time for your Hillsboro rental property’s air conditioning (HVAC) system to collapse is during a heatwave. When the weather heats up, AC units should make a solid effort to keep their tenants comfortable, and it may be, depending on your location, a habitability issue. But if your unit hasn’t been inspected or serviced in the past, you’re facing a major risk that something will fail just when you need the AC the most. Consequently, the ideal opportunity to get your AC equipment ready for hot weather is before it shows up. You can do so by taking a couple of simple preventative maintenance tasks on your AC unit each spring.

One simple approach to keep your AC system running efficiently is to ensure that the condensation drain line is always clean. Clogged condensation lines can result in the 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, making your tenants hot and unhappy. In addition, emergency service calls during peak season are neither slow to access nor low-priced, and you may see yourself 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 couple of times each year. By performing this efficient maintenance task, you can prevent those heatwave emergencies and keep your Hillsboro rental property’s AC equipment performing smoothly all through the hottest parts of the year.

There are some basic maintenance tasks that can help you avoid an AC shut down at the most inconvenient moment. Clearing debris away from your unit can ensure functioning efficiently and prevent overheating. Additionally, keep in mind to clean the blower fan and condenser coils at least once a year, and remember to replace the filters often. These tasks are minor and easily neglected, but they can cause big problems and expensive repairs down the road if ignored.

When annual and seasonal maintenance isn’t being done, your chances of a total shutdown greatly increase. If you don’t have time to perform regular maintenance yourself, you can always have a professional HVAC technician do it for you. Nearly all 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 appears likely to fail with heavy operation, giving you a chance to fix the problem before the heat arrives.

Undoubtedly, remembering to schedule regular HVAC service can be troublesome sometimes, mostly because it is often only required a few times per year. The better solution for busy rental property owners may be to outsource property maintenance to professionals who will ensure that needed annual maintenance is getting done. If you would like to learn more about how to save time while guaranteeing that your rental property’s HVAC system is ready for hot weather, contact us online or give us a call at 971-270-2600 today.

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