The most terrible time for your Pasco rental property’s air conditioning (HVAC) system to go out is during a heatwave. When the weather heats up, AC units need to work harder to keep their tenants relaxed, and it may be, depending on your location, a habitability issue. However, if your unit has not been inspected or serviced lately, you are at a great risk that it will fail just when you need the AC the most. Therefore, the ideal time to get your AC equipment ready for hot weather is before it happens. You can do so by undertaking a couple of simple preventative maintenance tasks on your AC unit each spring.
One simple approach to keep your AC system running efficiently is to ensure that the condensation drain line is constantly clean. Clogged condensation lines can make the drain pan fill up, which will trigger a float switch to shut off the unit. If the unit shuts off, everything will heat up quickly within your rental house, causing your tenants to feel hot and unhappy. Aside from that, emergency service calls during peak season are difficult to contact and expensive, and you might eventually pay for an expensive service call that could have been prevented with simple maintenance.
Clearing an AC unit’s drain line is as simple as pouring ½ cup of bleach in the line a couple of times annually. By performing this easy maintenance task, you can prevent those heatwave emergencies and keep your Pasco rental property’s AC equipment functioning properly during the hottest parts of the year.
There are other basic maintenance tasks that might assist you in avoiding an AC shut down at the worst possible moment. Clearing debris away from your unit can ensure it functions efficiently and prevent overheating. Likewise, don’t forget to clean the blower fan and condenser coils at least once every year, and make sure that the filters are changed regularly. These tasks are little and often ignored, but they can result in major issues and expensive repairs down the road if overlooked.
When annual and seasonal maintenance is not performed, the possibility of a total shutdown greatly increases. If you don’t have the opportunity to perform regular maintenance independently, you can always have a professional HVAC technician do it for you. All HVAC experts will also inspect your unit and the major components, from the fan motor to the compressor, for signs of problems. They can alert you if anything appears likely to fail amidst heavy operation, giving you time to fix the problem before the heat arrives.
Undeniably, remembering to schedule regular HVAC service can be troublesome in some cases, particularly because it is generally just required a few times per year. The better solution for busy rental property owners may be to outsource property maintenance to professionals who will guarantee that the necessary annual maintenance is completed. If you would like to know more about how to save time while ensuring that your rental property’s HVAC system is ready for hot weather, contact us online or give us a call at 509-572-5440 today.
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