What To Expect During AC Tune- Up By A Professional HVAC Service
When summer approaches, it is important for homeowners and businesspeople to start planning for the hot months ahead. A great way to do this is AC tune- up. This is a process which mainly involves servicing of the air conditioner. Any sign of a problem is dealt with to prevent any breakdown from occurring when the AC is finally turned on during the hot summer months.
Things to Expect During AC Tune-Up
The first thing our technicians will do is inspect your air conditioning system. They will check for loose wire connections, thermostat setting, condition of the air filter, condition of the fans and blowers among other things. Our technicians will also check the level of the refrigerant in the AC. After the inspection, the technicians will start tuning the AC by opening up the casing, cleaning the coils and fan blades, recharging the refrigerant fluid, lubricating moving parts and replacing the air filter.
Cleaning of refrigerant coils is important as it will help to remove dust and other impurities which may insulate the metallic tubes. This will expose the surface of the coils to air which is passed over the coils, thereby improving the ability of the coils to absorb heat. As a result, the efficiency of the AC will increase. Replacing the air filter will also improve the quality of air inside the building. A depleted refrigerant level means there is a leak in the system. Before the refrigerant can be recharged, the source of the leak must be identified and sealed. Fan and blower blades usually hold a lot of dust, pollen and other impurities. During the tune-up process, the blades must be cleaned to prevent contamination of air during the cooling process. Our technicians will perform diagnostic tests on the thermostat to determine if it works, if not, they will perform the necessary repairs.