Spring is in the air. Summer is on the way. If you haven’t scheduled your air conditioner tune-up yet, you should really consider doing so: ideally, you’ll want to have a professional HVAC technician look at your system before you first turn it on for the year. In this article, we’ll review some of the things our team’s AC tune-up includes, from preventative maintenance to cleaning and performance calibration.
What does our AC tune-up include?
#1. Preventative inspection
An air conditioner tune-up before hot summer temperatures arrive can help catch issues that may have developed over the off-season, which is crucial for preventing strain on your HVAC system, inefficient operation, or a sudden breakdown.
During an inspection, our experienced technicians will check your air conditioner for:
- signs of corrosion or metal fatigue
- loose parts
- plugged drains
- lack of good lubrication on any moving equipment pieces
Our technicians will also tighten all electrical connections and check the voltage and current on HVAC system motors. This helps to prevent unsafe operation of your system and extend the life of your air conditioner.
#2. Spring cleaning
When it comes to AC efficiency, you need a clean machine. In addition to exchanging and cleaning filters and ventilation ducts, our technicians can help by clearing evaporator and condenser air conditioning coils so that they receive the right airflow and operate at their best.
#3. Refrigerant levels
A long lull in use during the cooler months of the year can also mean that refrigerant levels get too low. During an AC tune-up, our technician will check that refrigerant amounts are just right for your current system configuration.
#4. Calibrating performance
Tune-up time is the perfect time to calibrate your equipment to run as efficiently as possible. Our technician will test your system to ensure that it can handle the cooling needs of your house without wasting energy.
Low airflow can seriously impact HVAC efficiency, so make sure your service includes cleaning and adjustment of blower components. According to energystar.gov, ensuring good airflow in your AC system can improve your system’s efficiency by up to 15 percent.
Have the experts at Southern Air care for your air conditioner
In addition to preventing sudden breakdowns and extending the life of your HVAC equipment, a yearly inspection ensures that your system is operating at peak efficiency, saving you money and improving your home’s comfort. Let the NATE-certified technicians at Southern Air help you get ready for summer. Contact us to schedule an AC tune-up today.