As unpredictable as the weather is, it might be a good idea to schedule your A/C tune up early this year. Even if the weather doesn’t heat up ‘til May, getting ahead of the crowd gives you first choice for scheduling. Even better, the HVAC tech will probably have more time to devote to your questions and concerns.
Servicing your air conditioner before the cooling season puts it into the best condition possible based on its age and overall quality. The HVAC technician will bring it back to factory standards as much as possible. You’ll have lower energy bills and a more dependable system, especially when the weather is exceptionally hot.
An A/C tune up involves a complete inspection of your system, including the outdoor condenser and the indoor air handler. The HVAC technician will:
- Clean and adjust all the parts. Air conditioners vibrate as they run and parts get out of adjustment. The technician will adjust and tighten all the components and check the belt condition and tension.
- Lubricate the system. Cooling equipment uses two motors. One drives the fan inside the outdoor condenser and the other operates the fan inside the air handler. Sometimes these motors require routine oiling, without which, they would burn up.
The electrical components also need lubrication. Over time, they collect dust and the surfaces oxidize, which slows down the flow of electricity through them. If they’re too corroded, there’s a possibility they can start a fire. Once the tech cleans the components, he will apply a nonconductive lubricant.
- Check the refrigerant level. It’s not uncommon for cooling systems to have too little or too much refrigerant. During the tune up, the HVAC pro will check the level and add more if necessary. A system that has an improper level won’t run efficiently. If there’s too little, the coil inside the air handler could freeze.
Scheduling an A/C tune up before the cooling system is in full swing assures you that it will run as dependably and efficiently as possible. To learn more, contact Powers Heating & Air, serving Peachtree City homeowners.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.