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Top 3 AC Preventative Services

Just like a car or any other machine that is constantly working to improve our lives, an air conditioning unit requires service and maintenance to continue to do its job. This article will provide the three most essential maintenance methods for quality breathing air. For extra help in maintaining these three simple AC service methods, or if other problems arise, consider giving Complete Environmental Solutions a call. Complete Environmental Solutions is an air conditioning service, maintenance, installation, and repair specialist in Jupiter, FL.

Replace the Air Filter

The main mechanism in the process of recycling air into a clean product is the air filter. This mesh must be placed and replaced at the air duct every 3-6 months depending on the environment. Custom made air filters can fit hard-to-reach locations. CES can cut filters 6” x 6” up to 24” x 24” and further cut by the ¼, ½, or ¾ inch to fit any shape. Make sure to place the new filter in the same direction as the old filter, so that the air flow goes through the right end of the filter.

Available from CES are Four Inch Super Filters which are designed for better quality air. These work by increasing the area that the filter covers inside the airway. These super filters seal off the area completely, ensuring that no larger air particles make it through.

Cleaning the Rooms

The air filter will get most of the particles before they enter the room, but dirt accumulates from many sources. Regularly cleaning the rooms of any house or office helps to keep the air clean as well as reduce the work the air conditioning needs to do dramatically.

To properly clean the room, it is important to start from the top and clean downwards. The highest point of cleaning is usually the ceiling fan. Most people do not clean here because of the difficulty and negligence, but a dusty fan can be one of the highest contributors to unclean air. The top of fan blades collects plenty of dust and can help circulate that dust around while it spins. Cleaning the fan blades will spread a lot of dust at first, but this allows follow up with vacuum cleaning. Most of the dust will get stuck in carpets as its final destination, so vacuuming is a good way to get rid of most of the dust, especially as the final step in any room-cleaning.

Cleaning the Evaporator Coil

The air that comes out of the air conditioner usually is nice and cool, but the air that goes in is humid and warm. This difference is made by the evaporator coil, which turns all the heat from the air into condensation which then drips down into a pan. This pan does not gain enough flow to flush completely through the drain line. This allows the dampness to gather and create sludge which can eventually build and clog the line. If this happens, the pan can get too full and the air conditioning may have an emergency shut off to prevent flooding of the system. Depending on how the access to the port is given, flushing it with hot water or using a vacuum can remove this clog.

By making these three air conditioning services regularly, any environment can be improved. If any other issues occur, call 561-747-2862 or visit www.completeenvirosolutions.com to start breathing better now!