Spring is just around the corner, and although there’s no shortage of warm weather here in the Cayman Islands, it’s still a great idea to schedule your spring AC maintenance as early as possible.
AC maintenance is crucial if you want to improve your system’s efficiency and increase its lifespan along the way. Polar Bear Air Conditioning offers the leading air conditioning repairs in Grand Cayman and the surrounding areas. You can rest assured that your system is in the best possible hands when you trust us with your maintenance.
Let’s take a sneak peek at what’s involved in your AC maintenance here!
Change Air Filters
The most important thing you can do for your air conditioner is change air filters on a regular basis.
Dust and debris are your AC system’s biggest enemies. Any particles that enter the unit will build up around the evaporator coil and other interior components, causing them to malfunction. Not to mention, these pollutants are then circulated throughout your home and reduce your indoor air quality.
The recommended time between new air filters is between 30-90 days. You might have to change filters more often if you suffer from allergies or have pets. Luckily, your friendly Polar Bear technicians are here to help! Our team will change your filter during your scheduled AC maintenance, so you never have to worry about debris floating around your air ducts or home.
Sanitize Air Handler
In Cayman, microbial growth is commonly found in the dark and damp environment of your indoor air handler. If relative humidity levels are not kept low enough spores can quick spread to your duct system, which allows them to spread throughout your home and contaminate your indoor air quality.
Unfortunately, air handlers provide the perfect environment for mold to thrive. The dust and humidity that collects in air handlers feed the spores and contribute to their growth.
So, how do you prevent mold on your air handler? The answer is simple—with some preventative maintenance!
The next time you schedule a service for your air conditioning unit, rest assured that a member of the Polar Bear team will thoroughly inspect and sanitize the air handler before replacing your air filters.
Clean Evaporator and Condenser Coils
Keeping your evaporator and condenser coils clean is as important as changing your air filter on a regular basis. Any debris that builds up on the coils will lead to decreased energy efficiency, higher utility costs, and, most likely, problems with your AC unit.
Unfortunately, due to their location, the evaporator and condenser coils can easily get dirty. The evaporator coils are housed in the indoor unit, and they are responsible for absorbing heat and humidity in the home. Any particles that don’t get trapped by the air filter can collect on the evaporator coils. The condenser coils, on the other hand, are found in your outdoor condenser unit. Dirt from the outdoor air can build up on the condenser coils and force your cooling system to work harder than it has to.
If you schedule regular AC maintenance with Polar Bear, you don’t have to worry about the state of your evaporator and condenser coils. These components are cleaned thoroughly to ensure your HVAC system is performing at its highest efficiency level.
Check Refrigerants Levels
The comfortable temperatures you enjoy at home wouldn’t be possible without refrigerant. This chemical substance runs throughout your air conditioning unit to remove heat and provide cool air. The beauty of refrigerant is that it can run through thousands of cooling cycles without needing to be refilled.
Although a central air conditioner should never lose refrigerant unless something is wrong, inspecting refrigerant levels is still an important part of AC maintenance. If your refrigerant levels are lower than normal, it means you have a leak in your system that needs to be fixed immediately.
Inspect Electrical Connections
Your HVAC system relies on electricity to keep your home cool and comfortable. Any damaged electrical connections can interrupt air flow and pose potential fire safety hazards. During your AC maintenance, a technician will inspect electrical components for proper operation and voltage. We can even check and calibrate your programmable thermostat!
Schedule AC Maintenance With Polar Bear Today!
This year, be an early spring bird. Prepare for cooling season by booking an AC service with one of our expert air conditioning technicians. We’ll make sure your system is in tip-top shape by changing the air filter, sanitizing the air handler, cleaning your evaporator and condenser coils, and much, much more.