Spring is a wonderful time of the year. It’s a perfect time that you can open your windows and let some fresh air in. It is also a great time when you don’t have to have your heat on or necessarily your AC. Because you don’t necessarily need to run either it is a great time to get a spring AC tune up. So what are some of the things that you should do for this AC tune-up? Hal Mechanical outlines them below.
Check Outdoor Condenser AC Unit
With it starts getting warmer and you are going to start turning on your AC you need to check your outdoor unit first. You will want to make sure nothing has broken over the winter time such as broken panels or any failing components. If you find any thing broken call a professional before you turn your AC on. You may also want to check to make sure that there are no animals or nests that are near or around your equipment.
Clean Debris Around Condenser
Spring is the time for spring cleaning, right? It is a perfect time to clean out, around your outside unit. Over the cold months, rats, birds or other pests can make nests around your outdoor unit. Or you may even have branches and weeds that have grown up from last summer or fall that never got cleaned out. Clean out everything around your outside unit before you turn your AC on.
Change Air Filters
This is one of the easiest things you can do as a homeowner and one of the most important for your AC. You need to change out your filters. You should be replacing your air filters every 30 to 90 days, this can vary depending on what your use of your AC is. If you have dirty air filters it can make a huge impact on how well your AC is running. You do not want to start out turning on your AC with dirty air filters. The best thing is to change your air filters before you start your air conditioning in the spring.
Schedule Regular AC Checks & Tune Ups
When you schedule regular tune-ups for your AC it can help your air conditioning perform better. It can help it run better, sound better, and even be more energy efficient. Making sure that everything is running smoothly on your AC before you turn it on can help ensure that you will not have your AC start to have problems during the hot summer months.
Benefits of Maintenance AC Tune-Up
Many benefits come when you get regular maintenance tune-ups. It can help extend the life of your AC. It can help improve efficiency which can help lower your energy bills. It can also save you money in the long run. With the hope that you will not have to call for major repairs when you have had a breakdown.
What is Included in an AC Tune Up?
Following is what you can expect from a professional AC tune up performed by our qualified cooling technicians:
– Lubricate all moving parts
– Safety test all controls for proper operation
– Install gauges; record operating pressures, temperatures and compare to manufacturer specifications
– Inspect start and run capacitors and relays for bulges, rust and leaks
– Measure refrigerant levels and superheat to fine-tune its charge
– Flush condensate drain to protect against overflow
– Tighten and safety test all wiring and electrical connections
– Check blower motor for proper function (and belt if applicable)
– Test “temperature drop” at return and supply air; adjust blower
– Adjust and clean thermostat
– Meter voltage and amperage in all motors; test for worn bearings
– Test condition of compressor contacts
– Check air filter; clean or replace with customer-supplied filter
– Clean outdoor condenser coil
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It is important that you get regular maintenance tune-ups on your AC. What a perfect time to start when spring is here and the weather starts to warm up and you are about to turn your AC on. Call a professional like Hal Mechanical to come and look at your AC and make sure it is running properly before you turn it on.