Why Should I Tune-Up My AC?
Scheduling yearly tune-ups and maintenance saves you money and gives you peace of mind!
Locals love to crank up their AC at the first sign of perspiration. Then once the temperature drops below 70 degrees, we crank up our heating without much thought about how the constant usage is affecting our heating and cooling system. Suddenly, we find our energy bill costs have gone through the roof and our system just isn’t running the way it used to.
Saving Money with Tune-Ups and Regular Maintenance
With the money invested in maintaining our constant comfort, we don’t think very much about what it really takes to make sure we get the most out of our heating and cooling system year-round. Much like purchasing a new car, buying a new AC unit really is a major investment. We take our cars in for oil changes and tune-ups, but for some reason we never seem to think to schedule the equivalent care for our heating and cooling systems.
Of course, some people are probably well aware that regular maintenance is a good idea but they’re reluctant to take on the additional cost. But what they miss is the simple fact that the money they spend on AC maintenance can save them even more money down the road.
- Certified technicians can repair small problems that could have led to a larger repair or replacement, thereby extending the life of your system.
- Worn parts may still be under warranty, which means they can be replaced to avoid a large future repair bill.
- This also reduces the chance of a system failure during peak season that could that could leave you without air or heat when you really need it.
- An efficient system means you’ll pay less on your monthly energy bill.
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Complete 23-point Air Conditioner Tune-Up
- Clean condencer coils.
- Clean the blower
- Check inside blower for dirt in cabinet.
- Remove debris in and around outside unit.
- Check and lubricate motor and bearings.
- Inspect outdoor AC unit and indoor evaporator coil for freon leaks.
- Check condition of condensation drain pan and drain line.
- Check and clean or replace air filters.
- Check and calibrate thermostat.
- Check for motor voltage and amp draw.
- Check compressor start and running amps.
- Check for all safety controls.
- Check points on 240v main contactor.
- Check refrigerant charge in system.
- Check all electrical connections.
- Visually inspect fins on condencer coil.
- Check temperature drop across indoor evaporator coil.
- Check condencer fuse disconnect box.
- Inspect ductwork for ir leaks and poor insulation.
- Confirm proper return air size.
- Check for proper airflow in system.
- Check overall condition of system.
- Inspect condencer and indoor evaporator coil for freon leaks.