Do you want to know what your Expert Air technician does during spring HVAC maintenance?

Spring HVAC maintenance is the best thing you can do for your HVAC system…and your wallet! During the summer, your air conditioning system works hard to make sure your home is at just the right temperature. On hotter days, this can make the air conditioner work harder, creating a higher electricity bill.

Spring maintenance does a couple of things for your cooling equipment:

  • Helps you avoid emergency “no cool” calls during the peak cooling season.
  • Helps your unit run as efficiently as possible, saving you money during the peak cooling season.

Here are a few things that go on during an Expert Air spring maintenance appointment:

  • Our technician will inspect the indoor coil for cleanliness. The coil will be cleaned if necessary.
  • While inside, the technician will inspect the furnace or air handler blower assembly for proper operation and cleanliness.
  • All electrical connections will be inspected.
  • The technician will check the operation of the compressor and outdoor fan motor.
  • Lastly, the technician will check the system’s refrigerant level. If the refrigerant level is low, we will check for a leak, NOT just replace the refrigerant. If it is determined that there is a leak, we will eitherfix the leak or replace the component that is leaking.

There are also things you can do to help your air conditioner run as efficiently as possible during the summer, like changing your furnace filter. Click Here to find out more about common air conditioning components weservice

 

Visit our AC Maintenance Program page or Contact Us for AC maintenance in The Woodlands and Houston today.

 

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What Does a Heat Pump Do?

Simply put, the heat pump uses the outside air to heat a home in the winter months while using the same outside air to cool a home during the summer months. The outdoor unit is referred to as a heat pump.  Heat energy is always present, whether in cold or hot temperatures. The heat pump acts like an air conditioner during the summer, removing heat from your home.

A major advantageous aspect of the heat pump is that it doesn’t generate heat, but moves heat, making it more energy efficient. The HVAC system is powered by electricity. What makes the heat pump more energy-efficient is how they operate. The heat pump uses renewable energy in the form of low temperature heat

The major components of the heat pump include:          

 

1.      The outdoor unit – compressor, reverse valve, fan and motor, defrost control, and electrical components

2.      Air Handler – evaporator coil, blower motor, electric heater pack

 

If it seems time to replace your heat pump, contact the professionals at Expert Air to schedule our installation, your maintenance check, or your repair service.  Heat pumps are on a 240-volt circuit, so severe shock or electrocution is possible without a thorough understanding of electricity, so don’t attempt to do the repair yourself.  Most systems today are so technologically advanced that the complexity of repair is more intensive.

 

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