If your A/C is in need of a tune-up but you are unsure of what that may include, be sure to do your homework first. You don’t want to pay for a full price service call and not receive all the benefits of a proper service. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will go over a full service A/C unit tune-up so you can better understand what you should be paying for when you have a have your unit serviced!
Air Conditioner Tune Up Preventive Maintenance Checklist
1. Inspection of coolant levels and pressure. If needed adjustments are made. The main reason for your A/C services man to inspect the coolant levels and pressure is to rule out the possibilities of leakage. Your A/C uses the coolant to cycle the warm air and return it back as cold air. As this process repeats the cold air turns back into coolant or refrigerant. This completely recycles the coolant and therefore, never depletes. If your coolant is low this is a sign of leakage and the pressure test can help find the source of the leak as well.
2. Proper cycles and temperatures are checked, and thermostat(s) are calibrated. Many of our A/C repair calls is nothing more then a faulty thermostat. Your A/C service guy will cycle the temperatures and make sure your unit is responding to the changes to rule out future problems with the thermostat.
3. Investigation of wiring, contacts, capacitors, and relays. After they thoroughly check your electrical system, they will ensure they are tightened and secure. You will want you electrical system checked. Many times bad electrical systems will constantly short out your breakers or even cut out power to your A/C unit. Any sign of bad wiring should be fixed before summer hits.
4. Thorough cleaning of evaporator coils. This is an important service that should be done often. Cleaning the coils will improve air flow from in and out of your unit. This will also save you money; improve air circulation, and quality.
5. Condensation drain is cleared of any potential buildup or clogs. Many times your A/C unit may feel like it doesn’t quite cool down like it use to, or has a difficult time cooling your house down. In many cases your condensation drain is plugged. Once it gets plugged this not only can slow the rate it cools down the inside but it could shut down the unit altogether. This is an important service to be done.
6. Condenser cleaned to improve you A/C performance. The condenser is what changes the hot air and makes it cold air, then back into liquid. This process can create buildup and slows down the exchange rate. This is a service that should not be excluded when tuning up your unit.
7. Outdoor disconnect is inspected. The disconnect supplies power to your A/C unit. Make sure it is checked to make sure proper amount of power is circulating to your unit. They should also check to see if it is still functioning. In the event you need to stop power to your unit the outdoor disconnect switch needs to be functioning.
8. Condenser fan blades and motor are lubricated, if needed, and surveyed for efficiency. The fans are constantly rotating they often go out if they get to dry or rusted. This also improves the unit’s performance and helps lower the cost of your utility bill.
9. Compressor amps and start up are checked in detail for any signs of deterioration. You will want to replace any parts as they need it.
10. The over all performance of your units usages is calculated, as well as safety measurements.
Spring & Fall Air Conditioner Tune Ups in Las Vegas Valley, Summerlin, North LV & Henderson Nevada
Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning wants you to know what services should be done during an A/C tune-up. To better help you understand what your A/C service technician has done and what problems they may have found during the tune-up. Tune-ups are important to help make sure your unit runs longer and performs better. Be sure to have your tune-up done during the spring or fall to increase your A/C unit’s life. Next time you need your unit tune-up, Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help you. Contact us today!