One of the most important parts of owning an air conditioning unit is making sure that the unit is maintained properly. Preventative maintenance is necessary because having an air conditioner replaced is far more costly than having it repaired. Once you factor in the discomfort of waiting in inclement heat and humidity for a new air conditioner, waiting for a replacement or repair can be even more costly in terms of quality of life. In addition to those already compelling reasons for preventative maintenance, a properly working air conditioning unit is able to keep your home cooler and will last for far longer. A more efficient air conditioning unit will result in reduced energy bills, meaning that a well kept air conditioner may pay for its own maintenance over time. Contracting a heating and air conditioning Spring Tx maintenance professional ahead of time can help ensure that more costly repairs or replacement are avoidable.
Replacing the Belts
One of the things that can be done during Spring AC repair include replacing all of the belts on the unit. This is very important because worn out belts will wobble around on their sockets, causing a noisy unit with added motor strain. Worn belts can result in the unit running much less efficiently. In addition to those already good reasons to replace the belts, there is a risk of worn belts breaking. This can result in the belt flailing around and doing even more damage to other moving parts within the air conditioning unit. When this happens there is a very good chance that an expensive part will become damaged from the belt.
Changing the Refrigerant
The company doing the maintenance should also be asked to change the refrigerant. It is against the law for refrigerant to be disposed of in any way other than the approved legal fashion, so it is very unwise for the unit's owner to attempt this portion of maintenance without professional help. A professional heating and air conditioning Spring Tx. service person will be able to dispose of refrigerant in a way that is environmentally approved and does not release harmful chemicals into the environment.