AC Maintenance & System Tune Up Pros
An air conditioner's filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance for the unit to maintain efficiently and durability throughout its years of service. Skipping out on necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in your HVAC system's performance while energy use will continue to rise.
Refrigerant loss, even as little as 10% can be a contributing factor to increased energy expenses and more frequent breakdowns. You may have experienced refrigerant loss if you notice the system running longer or a higher than expected energy bill. You can detect refrigerant problems and other preventable issues by scheduling routine service for your air conditioner.
What you can do
- change air filters
- Change thermostat batteries
- remove brush and weeds from around outside unit
- Clean off indoor vents and bath exhaust fans
Is AC Maintenance Really Needed?
An air conditioning system will lose about 5 percent of its efficiency every year unless it’s serviced. Most equipment manufacturers have a service guideline included in the installation manual that recommends having an HVAC Pro check and clean the system out annually. Skipping this essential service is a quick way to increase your risk of breakdown and unnecessary operating expenses.
You can stop this loss in efficiency, and if its been a while, even restore the efficiency back to that of a factory fresh unit — through regular maintenance and repairs whenever needed.
Regular air conditioning service can:
- Prevent major breakdowns
- Extend the life of your HVAC system
- Increase your family’s comfort
- Decrease your energy bills
What is a maintenance?
The technician will:
- Check for correct amount of refrigerant
- Test for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector
- Test wear and tear components for replacement
-Check for and seal duct leakage in central systems
- Measure airflow through the evaporator coil
- Verify the correct electric control sequence and make sure that the heating system and cooling system cannot operate simultaneously
- Inspect electric terminals, clean and tighten connections
- Oil motors and check belts for tightness and wear
- Check the accuracy of the thermostat.