What’s Included in an Air Conditioner Tune Up? (Checklist Inside!)
Whether you’re a new homeowner or have been busy – be sure to schedule an air conditioner tune up soon. It’s easy to forget your HVAC unit works basically 24/7, 365 days a year.
It may seem like an extra expense, especially if your air conditioner is fairly new, but the cost of replacing parts or whole AC units adds up quickly. Preventive maintenance is a smart investment in your comfort as well as controls your energy bills.
In this blog we’ll explain why preventive maintenance is important to the short and long-term health of your air conditioning system. We’ll also go over what is included in an air conditioner tune up and how you can save money on this and other services.
Benefits of an Air Conditioner Tune Up
Why is an air conditioner tune up so important? In order for your air conditioner to perform as well as possible, it needs regular service.
Think about your car. Several times a year you take care to change the oil. You probably don’t even drive it all 365 days. Whether you have an air conditioner or a heat pump, it works hard to keep up with Alabama weather.
Our air conditioning systems work hard to beat the heat and manage the humidity. You should have an air conditioner tune up every spring. We recommend a tune up for furnaces in the fall before heating season.
If you use a heat pump, plan for two tune ups each year. Heat pumps work year round so they need extra care.
Annual maintenance increases the energy efficiency of your air conditioning system. Even regular air filter changes help your system run better. Your air conditioner or heat pump depends on good airflow.
If there’s dirt and debris on the components, if belts are loose, if components need lubrication, your HVAC equipment cannot perform as designed. It struggles and experiences more wear and tear.
Repair and Breakdown Prevention
When a qualified HVAC technician performs an air conditioner tune up, he or she performs a comprehensive inspection. This provides insight into signs of duress. If your technician sees a loose belt, he or she will tighten it.
This minor act, for example, could save you major headaches. A neglected AC unit will react with extra repair needs and unfortunately, breakdowns. You may not get the full life out of the equipment. This means repair costs and the expense of a replacement are more likely.
An Air Conditioner Tune Up Includes These Tasks
When your technician visits, he or she starts with a careful inspection. This checklist observes any minor fixes the technician can perform in the visit.
This also allows the HVAC tech to note any signs of excess wear and tear. He or she makes recommendations in repairs or simply changes in how you use the air conditioner to prevent the wear and tear from getting worse.
In addition to the inspection, your trained HVAC professional:
- Cleans components. For example, your condenser coils get a deep clean. This directly increases efficiency and energy costs.
- Inspection of ductwork to check for potential loss of conditioned air
- Check blower belt and blower motor performance
- Tighten and test all electrical switches and controls for safety
- Check refrigerant levels
- Lubricate moving parts. This eliminates friction which increases energy costs and wear on your AC unit.
- Test and calibrate your thermostat, if necessary.
- Change the air filter, if provided.
- Check electrical wiring for proper ratings, installation and connections.
- Check lines and fittings for signs of leaks or oil
- Inspect and test capacitors and many more!
Save on Your Air Conditioner Tune Up with an Express Comfort Priority Service Membership
Hans Heating and Air offer an Express Comfort Priority Service membership exclusive to our customers. This free membership includes a three-year parts and labor warranty and 15 percent discount on all repairs.
Members enjoy VIP priority scheduling and pay no overtime charges, including weekends and holidays. Two seasonal tune-ups are offered at only $69 apiece. In addition, if you take advantage of seasonal tune ups, you get a double repair discount of 30 percent.
Trust Hans Heating and Air for Your Air Conditioner Tune Up
Hans Heating and Air works around the clock to ensure you fast resolutions to your HVAC needs. Our dedication to customer service, preventive care, air conditioner tune ups and repairs are always available to you.
Request an appointment here or give us a call at 334-721-8437. We serve the Montgomery, Alabama area including Hope Hull, Millbrook, Pike Road, Prattville and Wetumpka.