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Should I Do My Own Repairs to My HVAC System in Asheville, NC?

DIY home repairs are a routine part of life for the average homeowner. Nobody wants to spend unnecessary money, but should your air conditioner be one of the items on your DIY checklist? Hmmm, maybe not….. unless you’re a licensed HVAC contractor like American Air Heating & Cooling. It may be best to leave repairs to the professionals and here’s why:

It Could Be Dangerous for Candler Residents

Air conditioners are powered by electricity. Electrical current can cause serious bodily harm or even death. Even if you’ve take precautions and think you’ve turned off the electricity at the breaker box, electrical power could still be flowing to you’re A/C unit. You could be electrocuted you when you begin to work on your unit.

You Could Cause More Damage

Have you ever tried to fix something only to cause more damage?  Now imagine that it’s your air conditioner. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s best not to tinker around or you could cause further problems. What could have been a simple fix could lead to a more serious, and much more expensive problem. You may have seen YouTube videos on how to change a capacitor, but if it’s not done correctly you may end up with more than a bad capacitor.

Your Warranty

Whether you have a limited manufacturer’s warranty or purchased an extended warranty, it is likely that neglecting to have your certified HVAC technician perform annual maintenance and repairs could potentially void your warranties.

Neglecting annual maintenance by a professional will lead to unnecessary wear and tear on your unit and a manufacturer will not warranty the equipment unless it has been kept in proper working condition. Annual maintenance is what keeps your unit clean and functioning properly.

Extended warranties function similar to the manufacturer’s warranty. The difference is the repairs MUST be done by a licensed HVAC contractor that is registered to perform the work with the manufacturer. So any repairs and maintenance should be done by your licensed HVAC professional.

Then What Can I Do?

Change your air filters monthly. This cuts down on dust and pollen in your home as well as helps your air conditioner to operate more efficiently.

Keep your outdoor unit clean and free of debris; such as bushes, tree limbs, and leaves. A dirty condenser coil may cause your unit to blow a fuse, potentially cause a refrigerant leak, a fan motor failure, or even cause your compressor to fail.

So, leave your air conditioning and heating system repairs to the experts at American Air Heating & Cooling. Please contact us for information on maintenance and proper service.
You can reach us through our website or call (828)633-4460.

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How to Prevent Mold Growth This Spring in The High Country

Preventing Mold Growth

Once the temperatures begin to rise this spring in the Asheville area, so will the humidity. Unfortunately, this can often lead to mold and mildew growth in your home. Follow these four tips from American Air to prevent mold growth this spring in Candler, NC.

Spring Maintenance for your Heating & Cooling system

The first thing you should do to prevent mold growth in your home is to schedule HVAC maintenance from American Air. Our expert HVAC technicians will clean your entire system and make sure that there are no potential damages or problems that could contribute to mold in your home. Call or click to schedule your preventative maintenance today!

Set humidity on thermostat

The more humid your home is, the more ideal of an environment it creates for mold to thrive in. Use the humidity controls on your thermostat to lower the humidity in your home and prevent mold growth. Ideally, the relative humidity in your home should be somewhere around 50%, and not exceed 60%.

Prevent mold growth in your home with a dehumidifier

You can also alter the relative humidity in your home with a dehumidifier. This is especially helpful if you notice problematic mold and mildew concentrated in a particular room or area of your home. Use a dehumidifier to prevent mold growth and reduce allergy symptoms this spring in Asheville, NC.

Seal doors and windows this spring in the High Country

A well maintained and properly operated air conditioner will do most of the work to prevent mold growth in your home this spring in Candler. However, if your home is open to the elements, your A/C unit won’t be able to fight off mold and mildew for long. Cracks and gaps around windows and door frames allow outside humidity to enter your home, creating a safe haven for mold to spread. Seal your home with caulk and weatherstripping to keep mold out and lower your energy bills.

Call American Air or click here to schedule your A/C maintenance!

828-633-4460