When it comes to your HVAC system, an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure. Scheduling your annual A/C tune-up each year is the best way to ensure your cooling equipment will operate at peak efficiency – increasing your comfort and reducing your energy bills. Read on to find out what to expect from your contractor, and when the best time is to book your appointment.
Timing Is Everything
The optimal time for an annual A/C tune-up is in the spring, before you turn your cooling system on for the season. Not only will you have an easier time scheduling your appointment during this slower time, but having your A/C cleaned, tuned and inspected prior to use increases efficiency and helps identify small problems before they become big ones,
- Thermostat check. Review your program settings to ensure maximum savings and comfort.
- Lubrication. All moving parts require lubrication; those that are lacking cause friction, increasing energy usage and undue wear and tear.
- Electrical inspection. Loose or faulty connections can be dangerous and reduce the lifespan of parts.
- System control check. Perform a run-through of the start-up, operation and shutdown of your A/C.
- Condensate drain inspection. A plugged drain can cause water damage and high indoor humidity levels, and lead to mold or mildew.
- Coil cleaning. Dirty condenser or evaporator coils reduce the efficiency of your A/C as it needs to work harder, run longer and use more energy to cool your home.
- Refrigerant level check. An improper charge can result in poor performance or a system malfunction, ultimately reducing the lifespan of your A/C.
- Cleaning and adjustment of blower components. Adequate airflow is crucial to comfort and system efficiency.
Call to Action
Keep up with filter changes throughout cooling season, inspecting, cleaning or replacing the filter every four to six weeks.
To schedule your annual A/C tune-up, or for any other HVAC issues or concerns, give us a call at NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating, proudly serving homeowners in Indian River, Martin and Palm Beach counties.