Air Conditioning Tune Up

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During the year whether it is working or not, your air conditioning system accumulates dirt and dust making it less efficient and costing you additional money in utility bills. We have also discovered over the years that the many problems that arise when the days become warm could be avoided by simple preventative maintenance. Here is a list of the individual operations that we perform during an Air Conditioning Tune Up:

  1. Check Evaporator Coil where accessible
  2. Install anti-algae tabs in evaporator coil
  3. Wash and clean outdoor unit
  4. Check condenser fan blade for proper balance
  5. Complete supply duct system inspection
  6. Complete return duct system inspection
  7. Test safety devices for proper operation
  8. Water heater safety inspection
  9. Water heater connection inspection
  10. Dryer vent safety inspection
  11. Inspect refrigerant line for cracks or leaks
  12. Inspect electrical system for exposed wiring
  13. Test blower motor amperage
  14. Run test air conditioner
  15. Monitor refrigerant operating pressures
  16. Test contactors for pitting or burns
  17. Test operating amperage of compressor
  18. Test amperage of condensing fan motor
  19. Calibrate thermostat for proper operation
  20. Inspect starting components and switches
  21. Remove and clean existing air filters
  22. Inspect disconnect box for proper rating
  23. Tighten all electrical connections
  24. Provide instruction on maintenance

This service usually lasts between 60 and 90 minutes, which is well worth the time to avoid costly breakdowns during the hottest days of the year. Research has shown that preventative air conditioning maintenance can reduce equipment breakdowns by as much as 95% and lower utility bills by as much as 25%.

For most homeowners, spring is the ideal time to schedule an air conditioning tune up. During the cold winter months while your air conditioning unit is idle, the system may be a little rusty and have a few kinks or blockages. A comprehensive tune up service is the best way to eliminate any negative effects that the wet winter may have had on your air conditioning unit.