Looking into Your A/C Unit

With spring underway in Pittsburgh, it’s not uncommon to have a day here and there where your air conditioning is necessary. Because the Pittsburgh spring weather can be temperamental, it is rare that A/C is needed on a regular basis until the temperatures heat up in the summer months. What many may not know is that there may be a hidden problem that can go unnoticed, often until the A/C isn’t working when it is most needed.

Air conditioning units are the heart of your home or business’ cooling system, and they are also a safe and warm haven from the winter weather for mice and other small rodents. Seeking shel-ter from the frosty temperatures, these rodents sometimes find their way into an air conditioning unit, where they proceed to set up house and do a little “redecorating” – all at the expense of the air conditioning unit. Wires and insulation are often chewed up in the process, causing damage to the unit.

Air Conditioning Unit

While the air conditioning unit may see like a safe place to build a nest, often times these small animals are unaware of the danger, such as electric shock and getting caught in the unit’s fan. Many times these problems are not detected until the air conditioning unit has stopped function-ing, which by then can involve some costly repairs.

Fortunately, this problem can be detected early on, before disaster strikes, simply by having regular maintenance on your air conditioning unit. An HVAC professional will be aware of and look for signs that animals are present, allowing you to take the right measures to have them removed before larger damages result. Being proactive is the key to saving money, and possibly your entire air conditioning unit.

Pittsburgh’s Best Plumbing, Heating and Air believes in preventative maintenance for your HVAC unit, to ensure that your system is operating when you need it most. Your HVAC unit is a major investment, and it is our goal to help you protect your investment for as long as possible. Don’t wait until there is a problem with your air conditioning unit – contact Pittsburgh’s Best Plumbing, Heating and Air today to find out more about our Preventative Maintenance Plans, which can help eliminate many costly operational issues and keep your HVAC system running safely and efficiently. And remember, we’re Always Your Best Choice!