Many homeowners choose to forego air conditioning maintenance and instead contact their preferred HVAC professionals only when they have a significant problem with their central air systems. Many of those repairs could have been prevented with a regular maintenance schedule.
Regular air conditioning maintenance is recommended between key seasons. The professionals who maintain your air conditioning determine the quality of the service, but there are a few things that all licensed HVAC businesses should do as they perform regular maintenance.
The Steps in a Professional Air Conditioning Tune-Up
A licensed HVAC tech will check and clean your entire heating and cooling system.
Check the Thermostat
The technician takes a look at the thermostat. They ensure it’s installed well and away from any heat sources, including lights and heat-producing devices, to ensure that it works correctly.
Tighten Electrical Connections
Electrical connections are inspected to ensure that they are safe to use. They are tightened to avoid any electrical risks and to extend the life of your heating and cooling system.
Add Lubrication to Moving Parts
This guarantees that any friction does not cause any unwanted harm to moving parts. Otherwise, the parts of the system break down over time, necessitating more repairs and replacements.
Clear the Condensate Line
Clearing the condensate line on your air conditioner ensures that liquid condensate is properly drained. Water leaks and other moisture issues might occur if your drain line becomes clogged.
Mold and bacteria around your drain line are also removed by condensate drain cleanings. The technician will also determine whether you have a cracked condensate drainpipe and will be able to fix or replace any leaky condensate drain lines.
Review System Controls
This ensures that your HVAC system cycles properly and operates safely, so your system starts, runs, and shuts down appropriately.
Change Air Filter
This ensures that your system has a working and clean air filter. Even if you can change your filter yourself, professional HVAC contractors could point out a superior filter or filtration system.
Test the HVAC System
The technician will turn on the system and ensure that everything is running properly and effectively. This is also an excellent time to learn about normal actions you can perform to assist keep your system running.
Work with a HVAC Professional for Long Term HVAC Maintenance
HVAC maintenance is crucial since it increases the life and efficiency of your system. Regular HVAC maintenance may also cut your spending costs, save energy, and improve your indoor air quality. It also may catch issues with your system before you need emergency repair. To schedule your AC maintenance, give us a call today.