Air Conditioner Maintenance
It’s important to take care of your air conditioning unit so it lasts longer, works better, and helps you keep energy costs down. Air conditioner maintenance is important to ensure an efficient and reliable unit that will serve you for years to come. When your conditioned air isn’t cold enough or is humid, it’s time to schedule air conditioner maintenance service.
Air Conditioner Maintenance Checklist
There are a few things homeowners do to ensure their air conditioner keeps running as efficiently as possible all year long. Homeowners can easily do some of these themselves, other tasks should be left to an air conditioner maintenance service professional.
Here are a few tips for preventing problems from developing with your AC unit:
- Remove brush and debris near the unit.
- Clean the condenser coils every spring.
- Replace any HVAC air filters.
- Check for loose contacts or electric connections.
- Lubricate motors and bearings.
- Recharge refrigerant.
- Ensure the condensate drain is clear.
Professional Air Conditioner Inspection
Another important part of maintaining your AC unit is scheduling an annual air conditioner maintenance service—ideally before the cooling season begins—in order to make sure it is working as efficiently as possible. Aire Serv Total Comfort Tune-up will ensure that your air conditioner is in tip-top working shape and that it will last for years to come. Plus, our experts at Aire Serv can address smaller problems that could grow into larger and potentially costly issues in the future.
What Type of AC Unit Do I Have?
There are a number of different types of AC units and air conditioner maintenance will depend on the type of unit you own.
Some common AC units include:
- Split system units, which make use of an indoor and outdoor unit.
- Ductless split systems, which use indoor and outdoor units but without a duct system.
- Packaged air conditioners, which sit outside.
Is It Time to Repair or Replace Your Unit?
Other factors to consider include overall investment costs, long-term operating costs, and utility rates. Our HVAC experts can help you make these decisions.
Professional Air Conditioner Maintenance
An air conditioning unit is expensive, which means the last thing you want to do is purchase another one. Sometimes, repairing an AC unit might not be the best option. An older unit that has undergone multiple repairs should probably be replaced. When this is the case our air conditioner replacement services have you covered.
Don’t sweat it out this summer and ensure your AC unit will perform efficiently and reliably. When your AC unit needs service or maintenance you can depend on the HVAC experts at Aire Serv.