The heat and humidity are just around the corner.

All air conditioning systems should be serviced at the beginning of each cooling season by a qualified service company. There are many components that can only be checked with specialized tools like refrigerant pressures, air volume, electrical voltages, and amperage. In addition to those items, some other components need regular cleanings like the blower wheel, evaporator and condenser coils, the condensate drain, and filter. Maintenance is different than service in that the system is operational but still needs to care for to ensure it is operating cleanly, efficiently, and most important all safely. Just like your automobile needs to have an oil change or tune-up, your heating and air conditioning system will perform better and last longer when it is provided with routine maintenance.

For example, automobiles in the 1960s were relatively easy to work on. As the cars became safer and more efficient they also became more complex, and it now takes special tools, equipment, and training to work on the cars today. The same thing has happened for the heating and air conditioning industry. The government has mandated that they be more efficient and safer than the units of the past. In the past, systems were simple by design and easy to work on, and had fewer moving parts but they have become more complex due to safety and efficiency standards.

Some things a homeowner can do for themselves would be to ensure that there are no grass, shrubs, or other items impeding the airflow around the outside unit. Replacing the air filter indoors. The most important maintenance task that will ensure the efficiency of your air conditioner is to routinely replace or clean its filters. Clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and reduce a system's efficiency significantly. With normal airflow obstructed, the air that bypasses the filter may carry dirt directly into the evaporator coil and impair the coil's heat-absorbing capacity. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner's energy consumption by 5% to 15%. A clean, properly serviced and adjusted system will operate for less money, last longer, and is less likely to have an untimely breakdown.

Our maintenance agreements are more than just replacing filters. They provide you with peace of mind, knowing your system is clean, safe, efficient, and ready for the upcoming season. Maintain your system to assure a long reliable life. Ask about our Comfort Club maintenance contracts by having your furnace, air handler, heat pump, or air conditioner maintained on a regular basis and cared for by professional, highly-trained technicians available to serve you 24/7.

The best thing you can do is to leave all the stress and worries to the professionals you can trust. Here at SS&B Heating & Cooling always listen to our client's wants, wishes, and needs to then make a suggestion based on all the information given. Just give us a call at (417)866-0990, or stop by our Springfield location. We would love to help!