With winter slowly melting away, a working air conditioner is a must. There’s nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night, sweating bullets and listening to the utter silence that is the result of a malfunctioning air conditioning unit. If you, like many people, have come to rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool and comfortable during the warm summer months, then an occasional A/C tune-up is a must. In this post, we’re going to look at a few things that you can expect when you have your air conditioner serviced.
System control checks
The first thing that your air conditioning technician will check is whether or not your system is properly responding. By inspecting the thermostat to confirm that your system is keeping your home at the correct temperature, the technician is ensuring that your system is properly configured and ready to use.
Electrical component checks
Loose electrical connections are never a good thing. Besides being a safety issue, they can cause your A/C system to run inefficiently. Replacing stripped components and tightening loose ones ensures a safe, fully operational system.
Lubricate moving parts
Motors, compressors and fans are constantly in motion when your air conditioning is turned on. Over time, the lubrication that keeps them moving can evaporate, causing unwanted friction that damages the parts. Lubricating these parts ensures the long term health of your A/C unit.
Clean the coils
Indoor evaporator coils and outdoor condenser coils are the true heroes of your air conditioning system. When properly maintained and clean, they help to transfer indoor heat outdoors. Reducing the amount of dirt, dust and other buildup on these coils leads to a more efficient system and lower cooling bills.
Maintain refrigerant levels
Without refrigerant, your air conditioner simply can’t cool your home. Worse, low refrigerant levels can irreparably damage your system. By maintaining the proper levels, your technician ensures that your air conditioning system will run smoothly and, more importantly, stay in good shape.
At Metzger’s Heating & Cooling, we service all of the most popular air conditioner brands: Bryant, Carrier, Lennox, Trane and more. Our courteous and professional staff will perform a thorough tune-up, checking to make sure that your air conditioner is up to the task of cooling your home for another summer. If you’re concerned about your A/C system or simply want advice on how to best care for it, call us today to speak with one of our knowledgeable associates.