Air Now Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc is your trusted air conditioning contractor in Folsom, CA. We provide seasonal maintenance plans to keep your air conditioning system running at peak performance. Your air conditioner's filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance for the unit to function effectively and efficiently throughout its years of service. Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance, while energy use steadily increases.
For central air conditioners, filters are generally located somewhere along the return duct's length. Common filter locations are in walls, ceilings, furnaces, or in the air conditioner itself. Room air conditioners have a filter mounted in the grill that faces into the room.
Some types of filters are reusable; others must be replaced. They are available in a variety of types and efficiencies. Clean or replace your air conditioning system's filter or filters every month or two during the cooling season. Filters may need more frequent attention if the air conditioner is in constant use, is subjected to dusty conditions, or you have fur-bearing pets in the house.
Air Now Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc also recommends advanced air cleaners that can filter air much better than standard filters can. An advanced air cleaner can filter pet dander, pollen, bacteria and even the flu virus from your indoor air. This gives you a healthier home, and keeps your HVAC system much cleaner.
Another option we recommend for our Folsom area customers is a UV light. Mold can affect an evaporator coil's efficiency, and the dark, damp interior of the coil system is a perfect place for mold to grow. A UV light mounted inside the coil will kill mold and keep it from growing.
Outdoor condenser coils can also become very dirty if the outdoor environment is dusty or if there is foliage nearby. You can easily see the condenser coil and notice if dirt is collecting on its fins. If so, it needs to be cleaned. We recommend that you minimize dirt and debris near the air conditioner itself. Your dryer vents, falling leaves, and lawn mower are all potential sources of dirt and debris. Cleaning the area around the coil, removing any debris, and trimming foliage back at least 2 feet (0.6 meters) allow for adequate air flow around the condenser.
Contact us today at (916) 332-7300 if you have questions or need HVAC service.