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FAQs about Air Conditioning Maintenance in Las Vegas

The hot, desert climate of Las Vegas makes air conditioning a necessity rather than a luxury. Here are some frequently asked questions about air conditioning maintenance in Las Vegas to consider.

Q: How Can I Clean the Evaporator of an Air Conditioning unit?

A: If you believe that the evaporator needs to be cleaned, call a professional air conditioning company. You can void the warranty on your unit by having unlicensed work completed on it.

Q: How can I maintain my AC condenser?

A: An AC condenser is generally located outside the house and has tendency to collect dust and dirt quite rapidly. There is a coil around the fan in the condenser used to spread cooled air. This coil is important to ensure proper functioning of air conditioner, making regular cleaning important. A professional needs to be hired to actually clean the coil but you can get rid of vines, grass and weeds that normally grow around a condenser unit, as they obstruct airflow.

Q: Why is my AC not cooling properly?

A: Every air conditioning system has a refrigerant. If the level of the refrigerant goes down, cooling will automatically reduce. This will make your air conditioner work harder and also wreak havoc with your electricity bills. If your AC is not cooling optimally, it is best to opt for professional air conditioning maintenance in Las Vegas.

If there is any problem in the coolant lines, however, you may be able to repair the issue yourself. Check the lines connecting the condenser and evaporator. You may experience a reduction in cooling output simply because the insulation is worn out or damaged. You may be able to just replace the damaged line with a new one, following manufacturer’s instructions.

Q: How can I troubleshoot a window unit?

A: The main components of window AC units are filters, coils, a power cord, a switch, drain ports, a thermostat and a fan.

You may be able to open the front grille of the AC and clean it by flushing water with strong force over it. Replace the filter if it is damaged beyond repair. A vacuum cleaner can also be used to clean the coils of the evaporator and condenser every month.

Q: What tips can be handy in maintaining air conditioning?

  • Don’t ever use a garden hose to clean condenser fins.
  • Outside condenser units should especially be protected from leaf blockages and ice damage.
  • Use a commercial condenser cover or a heavy plastic sheet to cover the outdoor unit of you air conditioning unit.
  • Always remember you cannot charge your refrigerant lines. Always call for professional air conditioning maintenance in Las Vegas if you need help with this.
  • Make sure to always disconnect power before doing any AC maintenance.

Q: What are the benefits of air conditioning maintenance membership?

A: Being a member of our annual maintenance program has many benefits. You will enjoy free diagnostics, repairs and part replacements. Moreover, since your AC system will be regularly maintained, there are fewer chances of any major issues developing.

We offer 3 types of membership plans – Gold, Silver and Orange. Consider the plan that fits your needs and budget and enjoy comfortable indoor environment throughout the year. Learn more about our plans here:

If you are interested in learning more about AC units or any of our maintenance plans, call the experts at Instant Air at (702) 385-2665 today.