Tuning Up Your AC Unit is One of the Most Essential Things You Can Do for Your Home’s Air Conditioning System
An AC Unit Tune Up is one of the Most Crucial Steps You Can Take for Your Home’s HVAC System
Extending its life, keeping it running optimally, and reducing energy bills are just a few benefits you’ll reap from investing in a tune-up for your system.
An air conditioner is a sophisticated piece of machinery, and it requires regular upkeep to stay functioning optimally. Without regular maintenance, your air conditioner could experience various issues that reduce its efficiency or lead to premature failure.
A professional tune-up includes a thorough inspection of your system. Your technician will check condenser coils for dust and dirt, inspect and clean your fan to ensure proper airflow, check refrigerant levels and make sure there are no leaks in your system.
At least once a year, especially if your system is over 10 years old, you should schedule an AC tune up. Doing this helps avoid costly repairs in the future due to improper functioning of your system.
Preventing AC Unit Malfunctions
Preventing AC malfunctions with a tune-up in the spring before cooling season begins allows your AC to stay running optimally throughout summer. This service may also help avoid serious problems from developing, such as a broken condenser or refrigerant leak.
SureTemp Air Conditioning understands the importance of air conditioners in your home, so we want to ensure they run optimally for as long as possible. That’s why we encourage customers to schedule tune-ups during the spring and fall seasons in order to guarantee their systems remain in top condition throughout the year.
Regular maintenance is also beneficial to protect your warranty. Many HVAC manufacturers require proof of annual preventive maintenance before they’ll honor their warranties. A typical tune-up appointment takes an hour, provided your system does not need repair.
If your system is older, it’s recommended that you get a tune-up twice annually. Don’t risk having a broken unit and the costly repairs that go along with it!
Your HVAC technician can identify any minor, yet important, issues that need attention before they turn into major issues, saving you money and hassle in the long run.
Filter Changes and Cleaning
An AC technician should change and clean your filter as part of a tune-up. While most homeowners can do this themselves, having a professional handle it for you is recommended.
During an AC tune-up, your technician will lubricate the motors on both the condenser and fan. Over time, oil in these motors may seep out, leading to additional wear and tear on other components of your system; therefore, professional lubrication is recommended in order to keep everything functioning optimally.
During a tune-up, all capacitors, contactors and other electrical components are examined to guarantee they’re in optimal working order. If needed, the technician will replace them to prevent breakdowns and keep your AC running optimally.