Just looking at an HVAC system, you can tell how many components it takes to run the unit. If regular maintenance is performed, an AC can last for up to 15 years and a gas-fired furnace up to 20 years. As with any other mechanical system, however, wear and tear can take a toll on an aging system.
When your own HVAC happens to break down, it’s understandable if you don’t know which parts need to be replaced first. That’s why Green Air Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., the top smart HVAC system provider in the region, lists four parts you may have to replace first.
- Air Filter – It’s not only the first replacement in a system; it also requires replacement on a regular basis. Air filters are prone to dirt and other debris, increasing their chances of wear and tear. A good rule of thumb is to replace them every 90 days.
- Blower Fan – As they run on both cold and warm seasons, blower fans operate more hours annually than any other parts of your AC or heater. This makes them more at risk of damage, making them among the first parts that need to be replaced by HVAC contractors.
- AC Capacitors and Contactors – Found in the outdoor AC condenser unit, they help regulate power to the system compressor and are prone to high voltage and heat. As such, they are among the common causes for repair. They are individually replaceable parts, anyway, so replacing them is usually quick and uncomplicated.
- Refrigerant – Low refrigerant in a central AC unit is often the cause of a small leak somewhere in a refrigerant line. An experienced HVAC repair contractor is equipped to track and repair the leak, then add a new refrigerant to restore normal cooling.
If you need to replace specific HVAC parts or a new HVAC system, you can turn to Green Air Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. Give us a call at (925) 62-SOLAR or (925) 28-GREEN to schedule a FREE consultation. You can also fill out our form and we’ll get in touch with you right away. We serve homeowners in Concord, CA, and the surrounding California communities.