The Importance of Annual Air Conditioner Tune-Ups
In Kansas, we rely on our air conditioners to keep us comfortable all through the hot, humid summers. A dirty AC unit that’s in need of repair can cause your energy bills to skyrocket, and is more likely to fail when temperatures rise. An annual tune-up by a licensed HVAC technician will help you save money on cooling costs and avoid emergency repairs later.
A pre-season checkup can catch problems like refrigerant leaks or a faulty motor early, reducing the chances of further 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 later, you can save you up to 30% on your summer energy bills. 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 for years, annual maintenance will help your air conditioner have a longer usable lifetime. 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.
An Air Conditioner Tune-Up Includes:
- 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 repair before the hot weather sets in. At Reddi HVAC, 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, that could be anywhere from March through May.
Our professional heating, ventilation and air conditioning (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 repair, tune-up or replacement today by calling Reddi HVAC at 316-462-2572.