In general, some parts of your heating and air conditioning system may need to be replaced a lot sooner than others. This is why it’s extremely important to schedule routine maintenance tune-ups for your unit during the fall and spring. Here, we take a closer look at some of the most commonly-replaced parts of your HVAC system.
Air filters: Air filters are a crucial component that help promote clean, healthy indoor air. Be sure to replace your filter at least six times per year to keep the air free of contaminants and allergens. If you have a family member who has asthma or a chronic respiratory problem, the air filter should be replaced at least once a month.
Capacitor: The start capacitor gives your unit the necessary torque to kick off the motor, while the run capacitor helps the motor maintain a consistent speed while running. With all the wear and tear they see, these electrical components will more than likely have to be replaced by an HVAC contractor more than once during the service life of your system.
Condenser coil: Since the condenser coil is located in the outdoor compressor unit, it’s constantly exposed to the elements. This can cause the coil to become caked in dirt, grime and debris. If you fail to regularly clean the coil, the built-up dirt will cause it to fail, preventing your unit from operating correctly.
Compressor: The compressor handles the heavy workload. A common cause of compressor failure is out-of-balance refrigerant. For instance, too little refrigerant will cause the compressor to overheat and eventually seize, while too much refrigerant will flood it and encourage liquid slugging. With regular maintenance and bi-annual inspections, problems can be detected and remedied before a compressor replacement is required.
McLay Services, Inc, is a premier source of heating and cooling solutions in California. Whether you need air conditioning repair, furnace installation or duct sealing services, our dedicated team of technicians has got you covered. Call us today at (909) 392-2202 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment. We work with homeowners in and around Claremont and Pomona, CA.