A dirty AC unit that’s in need of repair can reduce efficiency and raise your energy bills. An unserviced air conditioner is also more likely to fail when temperatures rise. An annual AC tune-up could help you save money on cooling costs and reduce the risk of a summertime breakdown.
A pre-season checkup can catch problems like refrigerant leaks or a faulty motor early, reducing the chances of big problems down the road. One issue can sometimes lead to another, because it puts stress on the entire cooling system.
Aside from the savings you’ll get by avoiding emergency repairs, you can save on energy expenses. When you consider the fact that more than half of your home’s energy costs are for heating and cooling, improving your air conditioner’s efficiency is a worthwhile investment.
Extend the AC Unit’s Lifespan
Just as regular oil changes help to keep your car running smoothly, annual air conditioner maintenance will improve your unit’s lifespan. Keeping the unit free of dust and dirt, and ensuring all parts are lubricated and working properly will help you avoid the expense of replacing your cooling system.
Air Conditioner Tune-Up Include:
- Lubricating all motors and bearings
- Cleaning the evaporator and condenser coils
- Replacing the air filter
- Checking the refrigerant level
- Cleaning and adjusting the blower
- Checking and testing all electrical connections and controls
- Checking and cleaning the condensate drain
- Checking and calibrating the thermostat settings
- Checking voltage & amp draw of blower motor, compressor and condenser fan
- Testing the cooling system and capacitors
Spring is the Best Time for AC Checkups
They key is to make sure your cooling system is clean and in good condition before the hot weather sets in. We advise our customers in the Wichita area to schedule an air conditioner maintenance check during the spring or early summer. Depending on the weather, this is typically between March and May.
Our professional HVAC technicians inspect, test, clean and repair most central air conditioner brands. They’re specially trained and experienced at finding and fixing issues before they become big problems. To ensure your home stays cool all summer long, schedule your AC tune-up by calling 316-462-2572.