The most important aspect of HVAC maintenance is maintaining unrestricted air flow. Dust, dirt, and debris are an HVAC system’s worst enemies. Whether it is an indoor, or outdoor unit, you must keep all filters clean and the heat exchangers and coils free of restrictions.

Regular filter replacement helps your heating and cooling system operate at peak levels and improves indoor air quality. It is important to change filters regularly to ensure proper air flow and to keep your home free from dust, allergens and germs. Depending on the type of filter you have, it may require weekly or monthly filter replacements. Your Rjk Mechanical Contractors LLC installation technician will recommend the ideal filters and replacement schedules for your unit(s).
In general, Rjk Mechanical Contractors LLC recommends that you replace your disposable filters at least once a month. If you have washable filters, they should be cleaned once a month. Your Rjk Mechanical Contractors LLC technician will recommend a replacement schedule that delivers the optimum efficiency and filtration for your specific system.
Most maintenance should be performed only by a qualified service technician. But there are some things that you can do to ensure optimal performance: Keep ground mounted outdoor units clear of debris, clutter and weeds; they can reduce the airflow to the unit. Use caution with weed trimmers around the unit to prevent damaging control wiring. Keep pets away from the unit; pet urine can cause expensive damage.
You should have maintenance performed on your air conditioning system at least once a year; spring to early summer are the best times. This not only ensures maximum efficiency, it enables us to foresee any possible problems that may occur in the near future.
Check to be sure that the air conditioner or furnace is turned on. Check that the breakers and the disconnects are turned on and be sure the thermostat is set correctly. Also make a note of any strange noises or smells. Ask yourself these questions: How do I know if my system is working properly? Is it making strange noises? Is it cooling or heating all areas of your home sufficiently? Has it been taking longer to cool down or heat up? Have your utility bills been rising for no apparent reason? Any of these are signs that you may have a problem that needs service. In most cases, the longer you delay, the worse any underlying problems will get. So be sure to contact Rjk Mechanical Contractors LLC to check out your system whenever you notice anything out of the ordinary.
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