Westland Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

How to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for the Off-Season

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Football season has started, and while that doesn’t mean the end of warm days here in Westlake, OH, it does mean that your air conditioner will start seeing a lot less use until it’s finally done for the winter. That makes this the perfect time to get your air conditioner ready for the off-season. A few bits of preparation can save you a great deal of heartache over the winter, and when spring comes again, your system will be ready to go without a hitch. Here are a few steps on getting ready for the off-season.

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3 Ways Preventative Maintenance Helps Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 11th, 2015

An air conditioning system is like any other appliance. As it runs, it is subjected to stress and strain that will eventually cause a breakdown. That’s of particular concern in towns like Westlake, OH, where summers are hot and the air conditioner needs to run almost daily in order to keep your house cool. A preventive maintenance session, conducted early in the cooling season, can make a huge difference in how your air conditioner functions. This isn’t strictly a repair session: more like a tune-up to address multiple small concerns to keep them from becoming big ones. Here are 3 ways preventive maintenance helps your air conditioner.

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Why You Should Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance This Spring

Monday, April 27th, 2015

A lot of people will avoid calling an HVAC professional to take a look at their air conditioning system unless something is wrong. The motivating belief behind this is that calling an HVAC technician to come look at your system for “no reason” is a waste of money. While you probably won’t see much benefit from weekly or monthly inspections, you absolutely should have your air conditioning system inspected at least once a year. Read on to find out why preventive maintenance is so important, and why you should schedule yours this spring.

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Air Conditioner Fins: Everything You Need To Know For Your Avon AC System

Monday, August 13th, 2012

What Are Air Conditioner Fins?

There are two types of air conditioner fins: condenser fins and evaporator fins.  Each performs a similar job of allowing air to flow smoothly through and out of an air conditioner, while each does this in a unique way.

Compressor fins are located on the outdoor portion of an air conditioner near the compressor is something that looks like a grill with metal fins all along it.  These air conditioner fins are a part of the condenser that assists heat in moving away from the air conditioner so that the heat disperses more quickly.

Evaporator fins are located on the evaporator and as it extracts heat from the air the metal fins help with the thermal energy exchange process that occurs with the surrounding air.  Air is blown across the evaporator fins where it is cooled and then sent from the air conditioner through ducts and vents and into various rooms.

AC Fins: What to Do With Bent or Clogged Condenser and Evaporator Fins

Because they are so delicate, AC fins whether condenser fins or evaporator fins can bend easily.  With normal use air conditioner fins can also get clogged with dirt and debris.  When condenser fins or evaporator fins are bent or when they get clogged it causes a major restriction in air flow that would usually pass through the air conditioning system, which means a decrease in efficiency for the entire AC.  When an AC has to work harder to create the cooled air because of less air flow, it can mean higher utility costs and an air conditioning system that will wear out more quickly because of overuse.

As air conditioning specialists in Avon, Westland Heating and Air Conditioning can provide you with the AC fin solutions you need such as handling clogged air conditioner fins and fixing bent AC fins.  Contact us today and get your air conditioning system back up and working efficiently once again with our quality AC repair services.

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