Spring is the ideal time to budget for an air conditioning tune-up.
Reese Services encourages all homeowners to maintain your heating and cooling equipment in order to prevent future problems and unwanted costs. Keep your HVAC running at its peak performance by having a licensed contractor perform an annual check-up before the change of season. A routine check-up should include the following:
- Check thermostat settings to ensure the cooling and heating system keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are away.
- Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors. Faulty electrical connections can cause unsafe operation of your system and reduce the life of major components.
- Check and inspect the condensate drain in your central air conditioner, furnace and/or heat pump (when in cooling mode). A plugged drain can cause water damage in the house and affect indoor humidity levels.
- Check controls of the system to ensure proper and safe operation. Check the starting cycle of the equipment to make certain the system starts, operates and shuts off properly.
- Inspect evaporator and rinse condenser air conditioning coils.
- Check your central air conditioner's refrigerant level and adjust if necessary. Too much or too little refrigerant will make your system less efficient.
- Clean and adjust blower components to provide proper system airflow for greater comfort levels. Airflow problems can reduce your system's efficiency by up to 15 percent.
Scheduling an Air Conditioner Check-Up
An air conditioner check-up is easy to schedule. Contact a Reese Services HVAC technician today about coming out to perform basic air conditioner maintenance. We strongly recommend signing up for a service agreement. A service agreement will allow you to have routine maintenance, 24 hour emergency service and the ability to transfer your agreement if you decide to move within the year of agreement.