Things To Know About Air Conditioning Maintenance

Maintaining your air conditioning system is vital during the hot summer months, but you don’t want to neglect the system in winter, either. Just because you aren’t using it as much during that time doesn’t mean there isn’t maintenance to be done and things to watch out for. If you take good care of your air conditioning all throughout the year, you’ll have a lot less chance of it breaking down and not being there when you need it. With as hot as it gets in the summertime, you don’t want to take the chance of your air conditioning quitting in your truck or your mining equipment while you’re right in the middle of a job. That could delay things and cost you money, but it can generally be avoided.

Go With A Trusted Company

One of the best ways to keep up with maintenance is to work with an air conditioning company you trust, such as Lyons Air Conditioning. That means you’ll get the maintenance you need, but you won’t be sold many extras that just aren’t necessary. The goal is to keep the equipment running properly, not to go broke adding to it or doing work on it that won’t actually add to its lifespan. There are simple things you can do to help keep your air conditioning running, so you don’t have to take it in for official maintenance as often. The most important of those things is the filter. It should be changed on the schedule set by the manufacturer, or more often if it gets dirty quickly. With mining equipment and trucks that work in dusty areas, you may find that the filter doesn’t last as long as you would hope.

Preventative Maintenance

That can be frustrating because it means spending money on filters more often, but that’s still much less expensive than having to take your vehicle or equipment in for service because something stopped working. The filter ensures that clean air can get to the system, and that clean air is leaving the system and getting into the cabin of the vehicle. Both of those transfers of air are highly important. Your employees can’t work safely in the trucks or equipment if they can’t breathe clean air, and the air conditioning system and the rest of the engine isn’t going to continue to work well if the air coming into it is dirty or filled with dust. Check filters often, and change them as needed.

You also want to make sure you have enough coolant in the system, and that the system doesn’t sit dormant for too long. The air should be cold in the cabin, and should stay cold even when throttling up the engine. If the air gets warm when you step on the accelerator, you may not have enough coolant in your air conditioning system. During the winter months, turn your air conditioning on occasionally, as well. You don’t have to let it run for a long time, but that gets everything moving and helps ensure nothing will become damaged or seize up from sitting too long. With a few simple steps, you can maintain your air conditioning and spend less on service and repairs.

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