When you get an air conditioner tune-up, we don’t only want you to know what we do to maintain your air conditioner, but also know why we do it.
Here’s a list of 9 things we do when we service your air conditioner and why we do them.
The condenser coils are the refrigerant lines and surrounding fins that line the cabinet of your outdoor air conditioner unit.
Dirty condenser coils raise refrigerant pressure higher than needed, increasing your electric bill.
The compressor is your air conditioner’s heart and soul. It’s the pump that moves refrigerant through your air conditioner’s inside and outside units, which allows it to cool your home.
That’s why you need to make sure it’s working at peak performance
Your condensate drain line lets excess moisture escape into a drain pan. Algae and dust can block the line, causing water damage to your home and your air conditioning system.
Your outdoor air conditioner unit’s fan pulls air in through the coil fins. To make sure it’s working properly, we check for the fan’s motor and look for broken, cracked, bent or loose blades.
Improper voltage and amperage levels can reduce the life of the your air conditioner’s compressor and condenser motor.
The electrical components of your air conditioner need to be checked to ensure everything is properly connected and in working condition.
Dirty air filters can restrict airflow, causing your air conditioner to waste energy, run harder and longer and reduce your air conditioner’s lifespan.
While you can (and should) do this on your own, we’re glad to check it for you while we’re there.
We check to see if your air conditioner is sending air properly around your home, ensuring that your ducts are in proper condition. Improper airflow is one of the main causes of high energy bills and uncomfortable areas (rooms that are either really hot or really cold.)
We need to check your air conditioner’s refrigerant (usually Freon) level because an improper amount makes the compressor work harder than it needs to, increasing how much it costs to run the system and reducing its total running life.
Early spring before the cooling season is best for three reasons:
Haven’t had your yearly air conditioner maintenance done yet? Contact us online to schedule your seasonal clean and check.