Tune Up Time – Reminder for AC Preventative Maintenance & Why

Published On: April 15, 2017Categories: Heating & Cooling

Just as maintenance is essential for your car, the same goes for your heating and cooling system. If you do not change the oil, filters or belts in your car, you take the risk of severe damage to your car’s engine. It is best to make a schedule of inspections and adjustments to keep your car running smoothly, and failure to do so can invalidate your warranty.

HVAC manufacturers, just like car makers, warranty their products under the assumption that owners will get the recommended maintenance done promptly. Neglecting to have regular maintenance can result in damage to your furnace, boiler or air conditioner.

Preventative maintenance to your home’s AC unit is a smart financial investment. The well-maintained equipment uses less energy and costs less to run. In other words, this means that there is more money in your pocket while doing a good deed for the environment. With preventative measures, small problems can be corrected before they become expensive, big problems. Also, clean, properly adjusted equipment lasts longer!

Change Your Air Filter

If you have a forced air system, it is best to change your air filter at the recommended interval. The air filter prevents dirt from being drawn into your furnace and air conditioner. If the inside of your equipment becomes clogged by dirt, airflow is severely restricted. This insufficient airflow stresses major components, and this can lead to expensive breakdowns and reduced energy efficiency. If you are not sure which filter type is the best for your home, or how to change your filter, The Waterworks team is ready to help 24/7!

Service Your Heating and Cooling Equipment Annually

We get extremes of both hot and cold weather here in Ohio, which makes your heating and cooling equipment work very hard. To keep your heating and cooling equipment working in pristine condition, it is best to perform regular maintenance at the recommended time intervals.

Air conditioner tune-ups are only available when outside temperatures are at least 65 degrees. While your furnace and boiler maintenance can take place year round, many homeowners tend to have their heating equipment serviced in the fall or winter, and their cooling equipment serviced right before the summer begins.

The Comfortworks specialists inspect and clean your equipment, check the operation or controls and electrical connections, make adjustments and replace certain small parts as needed. We run tests to detect any carbon monoxide leaks in the system and check for gas leaks in gas furnaces and refrigerant leaks in air conditioners. Checking off items on a comprehensive list of preventive maintenance ensures that every inch of your equipment works properly. During this preventive maintenance visit, our specialists will complete the following steps:

  • Tighten electrical connections, check for frayed wiring and inspect capacitor output
  • Inspect and clean condensate trap
  • Clean drain pan and cabinet
  • Clean fan blades
  • Check lower belt
  • Lubricate all moving parts
  • Monitor refrigerant pressures, inspect coolant lines and check for leaks
  • Inspect condenser coils
  • Check system voltage and amp draw
  • Clean and replace air filters
  • Cycle unit from thermostat

It is easy to overlook your AC maintenance visit, but you will suffer in the long run for this oversight. It is best to schedule your air conditioning maintenance visit in the early spring before you turn your unit on for the first time before the warm weather days come. This gives you the chance to clean out your unit before you dive into the strain of seasonal operation. Give us a call, and we can tune up your air conditioning unit to keep it running smoothly and regarding your warranty.

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