Water leaks can be caused by dirty evaporator coils, dirty filters, dirty blowers, poorly charged air conditioners or heat pumps, clogged up drain lines, or by evaporator coils freezing up.
Chantilly, VA (PRWEB) July 28, 2012
In the heat of summer, home air conditioning service precautions need to be implemented to ensure energy efficient costs and temperatures are at a comfortable low. A poorly maintained air conditioning system may lead to water leaks and major property damage. Jones-Rogers shares their expert advice to make sure customers can identify and avoid these costly mistakes.
A properly maintained air conditioner will provide lower operating costs, better comfort, better temperature controls and longer life expectancy to the air conditioning or heat pump system, according to Jones-Rogers, Inc. But as the heat index climbs and air conditioning units work overtime, water leaks in poorly maintained units can occur causing ceilings to fall down and carpets to grow mold and mildew.
“It’s very important to identify the reason for the water leak,” says Vice President of Jones-Rogers, Elvita Jones. “Water leaks can be caused by dirty evaporator coils, dirty filters, dirty blowers, poorly charged air conditioners or heat pumps, clogged up drain lines, or by evaporator coils freezing up.”
Before the worst case happens, Jones-Rogers suggests the following a customer can do:
1. Invest in a maintenance agreement in which we provide two preventative maintenances a year.
2. Install an overflow switch on the condensate line of basement air conditioners or heat pumps that will turn the air conditioner or heat pump off when the drain line plugs up.
3. Install a water sensor kit in the overflow drain pan if attic air conditioner or heat pumps
About Jones-Rogers, Inc.
Jones-Rogers, Inc. is a family owned and operated, independent heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor with 42 years of business in the D.C. Metropolitan area. With NATE-Certified technicians, custom indoor air quality solutions and emergency service, they are NOVA’s first name in home comfort. They maintain their commitment to deliver quality service for their customer’s indoor comfort needs and have developed a lasting reputation of excellence in the community.