We at Pacific Air Conditioning are committed to providing HVAC maintenance on Maui and keeping HVAC systems in good condition, and we are more than happy to offer free consultation on your convenient time. We also recommend that you call us for repairs, tune-ups, or installations. But there are instances wherein we teach homeowners how to take care of their heating and cooling systems to add years to these machines.
1) Replacing the filters
While major HVAC maintenance on Maui should only be done by professionals, this can be done by the average homeowner. You should check your furnace and AC filters at least once a month. If you live in dry, dusty places, inspect the filters every week or two. Neglected filters accumulate dirt and get clogged at some point. Dirty and clogged filters reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system. They also pass some of the dirt into your indoor air. Clean the filters when they’re full of grime, but you need to change them every 2-3 months, depending on whether or not you have pets.
2) Cleaning the evaporator coils
This is a basic HVAC maintenance on Maui job that should be done annually. First, unplug the system; make sure no power is running into your air conditioner. Remove the access panel using a screwdriver. Wear safety gloves when doing this. You should see the innards after removing the panel. Look at the coils, which may have been coated with algae and mildew, things that thrive in wet places. You can use a water hose to dislodge the gunk. Also, blast the grille and fan blades with water.
3) Removing debris in, underneath, and around your unit
Many homeowners neglect the spaces around and underneath their HVAC furnace or evaporator units. As a result, these places accumulate dirt and debris. You don’t need expertise or special equipment to inspect these areas every once in a while. You can also regularly clear these spaces of debris or dirt, which together with moisture become stubborn sludge.
On the other hand, here are HVAC maintenance on Maui tasks that should be carried out only by HVAC technicians:
- Refrigerant charging
- Gas leak checks
- Compressor inspection
- Burner inspection
- Motor inspection
The list goes on. My advice is to let a professional do the job if you’re not sure how to do it. For instance, I wrote here that the average homeowner can clean an HVAC filter. However, if you can’t do it for some reason, we are here to help. If you’re still anxious about tinkering with any part of your AC or heater and a professional for HVAC maintenance on Maui, don’t hesitate to call us at 808-244 0161. We’ll be there when you need us.