Shish boom bah, bugs bunny, bugs bunny rah, rah, rah. Now that I caught your attention with a line from one of my all time favorite cartoon episodes I will now bore you to death with the subject of routine maintenance. There is nothing more stimulating then the subject of routine maintenance then perhaps the subject of golf course fertilizer, sorry to all my friends up at the Sanctuary. But here goes, routine maintenance should be performed on any type of mechanical device that runs on a regular basis, ie.. cars, boats and yes your air conditioning. An a/c system that receives regular maintenance last longer, runs more efficiently and experience less break downs. One side note: there is a misconception that just because a system is new it does not need regular maintenance. This is not a good idea, a new system needs to be looked after just like an older system. You wouldn’t dream of not maintaining that new car of yours, would you?. Now that we have discussed the why, lets talk about the when. A system should be checked every 6 months. It is often asked if that is overkill, the answer is no, I have four kids to feed and put through college so I need the work. Only kidding. A lot of bad things can occur in a six month period between visits. This is where you ask “ Bryan what can happen in the six months between visits? Thanks, I was hoping you would ask. One of the major functions of you’re a/c system is to dehumidify the conditioned space, the moisture that is removed from your home is taking outside via a ¾ in pipe. This pipe should be cleaned on a regular basis or it can back up and cause it to rain in your living room. Also the refrigerant should be checked to make sure you haven’t lost any gas. The duct work also needs to be checked, it could be falling apart due to age or worse yet you may have had some uninvited guest in your attic that have left you with holes in your duct work. The system is checked for overall cleanliness. And finally the service technician can give you an idea of how the overall health of your system is. This can be very valuable if you know in advance that there is a major purchase in your future. Like a new a/c system. These are only a few of the many tasks performed by our highly trained technician, I hope this has been helpful. Thanks for reading, sorry if I lured you in under false pretense.
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Bryan Hayes, along with his brother ,are Sanibel Air Conditioning contractors. They also own an electrical service business here on our sanctuary island.