HVAC Filters

Air conditioning systems in Southern Indiana and Louisville are under a tremendous strain because of the mold due to the Ohio River Valley. One big thing you can do to help is using the right filter and changing the furnace air filter.

Best thing to do is to set a schedule with your cell phone alert, or change your filter as you pay monthly bills.

If you have house animals, you will definitely want to change your filters once a month.

As always, please feel free to ask any questions in the comment sections. If you need service or a new system, give us a call at 812-280-0510 at VanKleef Heating and Air Conditioning

Spring HVAC Maintenance

“Is it really necessary to have semiannual HVAC maintenance? It cools. So, it must be working correctly!” Well, folks, does your car run with dirty oil that hasn’t been changed in 20,000 miles? Sure it will run.  However, you are shortening the life of your engine and it’s operating inefficiently.

The same is true for your air conditioning system. Every year that your system operates causes degradation of certain wear components – contactors and capacitors. These components should be monitored and replaced as they fall from outside tolerance specifications. A pitted contactor causes undue stress on the compressor. If pitted enough, there will be a serious voltage drop causing high energy consumption and eventual early life failure.  The same is true for capacitors. These little “batteries” allow the motors to run efficiently. Once outside their normal values, the motors are inefficient, draw more power, and ultimately fail.

A cooling season tuneup also includes a good outside coil washing and system monitoring.  A biodegradable coil cleanser will loosen the dirt and debris and allow the technician to flush the coil with water. Spraying from the outside in is not recommended as it further impacts the debris.

The bottom line: maintenance is important and should be done every cooling season to insure optimum performance and a longer life for your air conditioning system.

Call us for your Semi-annual Maintenance service beginning at $79. VanKleef Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. 812-280-0510