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AC Maintenance Checklist for HVAC units in Wisconsin

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Home AC System Maintenance in Wisconsin

It can be easy to forget about your HVAC system until it breaks, leaving you with costly repairs. Instead, Wisconsin homeowners should perform regular simple maintenance and checks to ensure the good working condition of their HVAC units. Use our AC maintenance checklist to prevent future damage and problems to your HVAC unit. You can also use it to diagnose existing problems and contact Southport Heating Wisconsin HVAC contractors for a free quote on affordable AC maintenance & repair.

Common Air Conditioning Problems for WI Residents

Use this checklist to diagnose current issues with your air conditioner. Southport Heating AC contractors in Milwaukee can perform affordable AC repairs for any problem you’re having.

The most common air conditioning problems include:

  • Refrigerant leak – When coolant starts leaking in the air conditioner, the unit will not perform properly. This could be due to a leak or the unit may have been undercharged at installation. A sign this may be occurring to your AC unit is if the temperature in your home is fluctuating often. An HVAC technician will need to locate, repair & test the refrigerant leak.
  • Dirty or clogged filter – If your AC unit is taking a prolonged amount of time to cool your home, your air filter may be dirty or blocked. Clean air filters will keep your AC unit running efficiently and is one of the easiest, most inexpensive maintenance tasks you can perform on your HVAC system.
  • Drainage – Much like the filter, drain lines can become clogged with foreign objects and dirt. After the drain pan fills up from clogging, it will leak causing damage to the AC unit and anything near your drain pan.
  • Condenser Coils – Charged with removing the excess heat removed from your home, the condenser coils’ job is of serious importance. Located outside with the compressor, condenser coils are prone to the weather and often get dirty or rusty, resulting in airflow problems. Typically these can be cleaned with your outside hose, but if they get too dirty an HVAC technician may need to clean them chemical cleaners.
  • Compressor – The compressor is essential to the operation of your AC unit. It propels refrigerant through the coils to carry out heat exchange. If the compressor is not functioning properly, your AC unit will not cool your home. If there is a lack of refrigerant, the compressor will run too hot and seize. Too much, and the refrigerant will return to the compressor, causing it to fail. Professional AC technicians will ensure the proper level of refrigerant to keep your compressor and AC unit running.
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WI air conditioner preventetive maintenance

Preventative Maintenance for Air Conditioners

Make sure your Milwaukee area home is ready for the hot & muggy Wisconsin summers by performing regular maintenance to prevent future problems with your HVAC unit.

Simple preventative steps you should perform regularly to keep your AC unit in good working condition:

  • Inspect air filters once a month during hotter months and replace them when needed, or clean them if using replaceable filters.
  • Visually inspect the HVAC unit every month to ensure the unit is level on the ground and to make sure things like the insulation on the refrigerant lines are still holding.
  • Keep unit clear of tree branches, bushes and other foliage within a few feet. This will keep foreign objects from entering the unit as well as keeping the area clear for maintenance.

Professional AC service, repair, & maintenance contractor in Wisconsin

Southport Heating offers 24/7 emergency professional air condition maintenance in Milwaukee and the surrounding communities. Wisconsin certified HVAC technicians from Southport Heating can repair any issue you might be having with your AC unit.

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