Benefits of an A/C Tune-up

 



Technician working on air conditioner

Murphy’s Law states that “if a thing can go wrong, it will … and at the worst possible time” and the Law of Moving Parts states “that moving parts someday will wear out”. If you have not had your air conditioning system serviced in a while these two laws may apply to you!

Your air conditioning system has many moving parts and just like your car needs to be serviced on a regular basis to keep it working reliably (safely and efficiently, too!). You don’t want to be stuck on the hottest day this summer waiting for the service technician (during their busiest time) to come fix your a/c unit, when a simple tune-up could have prevented the need for this emergency service call.

Below are some important checks that are made during an Air Conditioner Service call and how they benefit you:

  • Check thermostat
    Improperly calibrated thermostat affects comfort and operating costs
  • Start unit
    Verify unit is operational before the hot weather hits
  • Check return air filter
    Restricted filter causes unit to waste energy and shortens the life of your compressor
  • Check and replace air filters
    Dirty filters decrease efficiency and comfort
  • Evaporator coil cleaning
    Dirty evaporator coils decrease efficiency and can lead to compressor failure
  • Check condensate drain
    A plugged condensate drain can cause expensive water damage
  • Check condensate pan and fittings for leaks
    A cracked pan or loose fitting can cause expensive water damage
  • Check blower wheel
    Dirty blowers reduce airflow, increase operating costs and can lead to compressor failure
  • Check blower motor amp draw
    Ensures optimum performance; protects equipment
  • Lube motors & bearings
    Improperly lubricated rotating equipment will eventually fail
  • Check belt, pulleys and alignment
    Avoids costly service calls and save money on utility costs
  • Examine parts for visible wear
    Avoids costly service calls
  • Examine all electrical connections
    Extends life of system and ensure safety
  • Remove debris around outside unit
    Promotes efficiency. Prevents damage to equipment.
  • Clean condenser coil
    Dirty condenser coils raise refrigerant pressures Increasing electrical costs.
  • Check condenser fan and motor amp draw
    Ensure optimum performance; protect equipment
  • Check all safety devices
    Keeps unit in safe operating condition
  • Test refrigeration metering device
    Blockage or improper operations of metering device reduces cooling capacity, increases fuel costs, and shortens system life.
  • Check compressor amp draw
    Ensures optimum performance; protects equipment
  • Wax outdoor unit
    For weather protection and extended life.

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