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Things To Know About Your AC Tune-Up

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AC Tune-Ups should be an unavoidable part of owning an air-conditioning unit or HVAC system. By having it maintained on a regular basis and checked by a skilled professional at least once a year, you will inadvertently be prolonging the life of your AC unit, saving yourself money in the long-run, and ensuring that everyone in your home or business has access to clean, cool air.

Many of our clients ask what actually goes into an AC Tune-up? There are numerous checks that AC professionals carry out on your AC system as well as air-conditioning maintenance processes. Let our professionals at Art Plumbing, AC & Electric break it down for you.

A Routine Maintenance Checklist

  1. Inspect Connections And Components

    If any of your electrical connections or the voltage on components aren’t functioning properly, this could lead to system failure or the AC not working at its optimum level.

  2. Lubricate The Moving Parts Of The Unit

    Your AC works best when all moving parts are able to move without restraint. Any restraint can result in friction which, in turn, can lead to the unit not operating properly. Unlubricated parts also see them work harder to do their job, which can lead to wear and tear on the part and you having to replace it more quickly than you normally would.

  3. Check Settings On The Thermostat

    Thermostats allow you to see how quickly (or how slowly) your unit is heating up and cooling down and if it is operating as it should.

  4. Carry Out A Thorough Inspection On The Condensate Drain

    This little item can cause major headaches for AC owners if they’re not careful. If your drain is not draining correctly or if there is something in its way, bacteria and mold can begin to grow and water damage can spread in the area.

  5. Check And Clean Or Replace Air Filters

    This is one of those no-brainers when it comes to routine, annual maintenance. Air filters ensure that the air being circulated throughout your home is clean and at its best.

  6. Ensure That The System Starts Up And Shuts Down Properly

    This is closely related to checking your thermostat settings and ensures that everything if functioning as it should.

Air-Conditioning Maintenance

  1. Coils Are Cleaned

    Coils gather dust which will eventually burn when you put your heating on, resulting in a nasty smell spreading throughout your home or business.

  2. Blower System Components Cleaned & Calibrated

    This effects the efficiency and life span of your AC system.

  3. Refrigerant Charge Is Refilled

    If it isn’t, your air compressor can become damaged.

  4. Connection And Heat Exchanger Checks

    This is an imperative part of any AC Tune-Up as if connections or heat exchangers aren’t working properly, they can propose safety risks in your home.

Did You Know You Can Invest In An HVAC Service Contract?

Art Plumbing, AC & Electric offers HVAC service contracts which make AC Tune-Ups more affordable and ensure that your system is always running at its most optimum. Get in touch with Art Plumbing, AC & Electric today to discuss calling in one of our experts to conduct an AC Tune-Up and to find out more about HVAC service contracts today.

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