Routine Maintenance

Spring is in the air and temperatures are on the rise. Are you and your Air Conditioner ready for the summer? How about your refrigerator? How about the washer and dryer?

A little preventive maintenance can help these things go a long way. I know that people are very busy with the day to day grind of life, and small maintenance things sometimes get overlooked. Well that's where I come in at of course. Don't hesitate to call and schedule an appointment and have me come out and give a little piece of mind. Spring Air Conditioning check up is $70.

Now, for those who like to do it on your own and save a little money here are a few tips the average person can do to help your appliances and Air Conditioner.
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Air Conditioner
  • Clean the outside coils. Be careful to not bend the coils by using too strong of a spray.
  • Keep bushes and vines from growing around the sides of the Air Conditioner.
  • Check or replace the furnace filter. This should be done on a monthly basis.
  • Clear condensate hose and cup on the Evaporator Coil. (usually sits on top of the furnace)
  • Turn humidistat to off position and adjust the humidifier damper.
  • Adjust duct dampers if you have any.
  • Clean the condensor coils.
  • Some coils are located behind the bottom front toe panel.
  • Others are located on the back side of refrigerator and may need to be pulled out to get to.
  • The built in refrigerators are located on the top.
  • Usually a bottle brush and vacuum cleaner with hose works. Sometimes all that is needed is a damp rag.
  • There are some that require an air tank to blow them clean.
  • If using an air tank be sure to wrap damp towels around the bottom of the refrigerator to keep lint and dust from blowing everywhere.
  • Check the outdoor dryer vent to make sure the flapper is closing properly and there is not any lint building up. Or the bird guard is not full of lint.
  • Check behind the dryer to make sure the dryer vent is connected, not kinked and doesn't have a bunch of extra venting. The shorter the vent to the outside the better.
Washing Machines
  • The most important thing here is to check the fill hoses behind the washer. If you see any bubbles forming on the hoses or they are rusted or corroded they should be replaced.
  • Most rubber hoses should be replaced about every 5 years.
By following some of these maintenance tips it may save one a little money in utility bills, home repair bills and/or service repair bills.