When I first purchased our central cooling system the installation contractor advised that I enroll in a professional service program. I was reluctant to invest more currency into brand new equipment. Since I realized the importance of officially keeping up the equipment, as well as preventative measures, I decided to attempt these services myself. I went online, watched how-to videos, then studied a number of informative articles. Despite the cost, and function, of an entire lake house a/c, the mechanics are not all that complex. I purchased specialized tools to better handle the requirements, plus made a point to tackle the job every Spring. Removing the outer cottageet then accessing the inner workings of the cooling unit was not difficult. Because of the warm, moist conditions there is regularly the potential for mold, mildew, algae growth, and dust, with other debris, tends to settle on the numerous components. If these contaminants are allowed to build up they can severely impact performance. Restricted airflow leads to longer running times plus higher utility bills. Comfort diminishes while greater wear, plus tear, can cause malfunction. I was conscientious about cleaning everything from the condensate drain to the fan blades. I lubricated all moving parts, tightened electrical connectors, verified the refrigerant charge, plus tested the performance of the thermostat. Despite the annual careful upkeep, the air conditioner eventually required a service that I was unable to handle on my own. Although the cooling system was only four-years-old the parts plus the labor were not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. Because I had handled the annual service on individually instead of paying a licensed contractor I’d failed to meet the stipulations of the warranty.
October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020