It’s almost that time of year again when Florida begins to simmer like a pot on the stove. Before that happens, schedule your yearly A/C tune-up. Energy Star suggests using daylight savings time changes (in the fall and in the spring) as an indicator it’s time to service your system. (And while you’re doing that don’t forget the batteries in your smoke detector.)
We’re frequently asked, “What do you check?” and “How important is A/C maintenance?”.
It’s no different than a yearly physical for your body. Early detection (of problems) is always preferable to a surprise of the system failing.
Maintenance extends the life of your equipment, ensures its efficiency, and checks for potential problems. It takes about twenty minutes and gives you peace of mind that your equipment is working efficiently and safely.
Our techs follow a 16-point A/C tune-up checklist including these items:
We’ll check the settings, turn it on, and make sure the system is cooling (or heating) as it should. While we’re checking this we’re also looking at your system start-up and shutdown controls as well as the airflow and blower system.
We’re going to assume you change them according to manufacturer’s directions, every month to three months for the disposable kind. Remember even the permanent filters need to be cleaned.
You would be amazed at what gets trapped in them. Assuming you change them, we’re still going to check them. It’s not that we don’t think you’re not doing it, we just want to ensure your system is running as effectively as possible and a clogged filter hampers that.
We’ll check the lubrication of the moving parts and make sure they have the optimum amount. A poorly lubricated system will build up friction and cause your unit to run inefficiently or breakdown.
Safety and efficiency are our main concerns. If electrical connections are damaged, loose, or disconnected safety and efficiency are at risk. Ultimately electrical connection problems will lead to unit failure, if not addressed. The earlier these are found, the easier and less expensive they are to fix.
We check the drain because if it gets clogged, backed up or just filled it can mean damage in other areas, damage from water, bacteria, and/or mold. Due to Florida’s high humidity levels keeping an eye on this is essential.
We’re going to give these a once over too. Coils can get damaged from seasonal wear and tear as well as corroded from substances like dog urine, if your dog and the A/C share a yard. We’re also going to clean them to make sure your system runs efficiently.
We’ll check your refrigerant levels and top them off as needed.
Now is the time to get your A/C serviced, not when the air starts to sizzle. If you want a trustworthy Tampa A/C repair professional dedicated to improving the efficiency of your unit, call Easy A/C today at 813-COLD-AIR (265-3247) or schedule online. Ask about our EZ Breezy Club for discounts and priority scheduling.