Now that summer’s here it is time for your air conditioner check up from your local HVAC technician! It’s always a good idea to get your air conditioning looked at, but now is the best time right before the hottest months. This checklist will teach you everything that needs to be covered in an air conditioners tune up. We also talk about precautions homeowners should take in order for their unit to be running properly this summer.
What should be done in an air conditioning inspection?
- Making sure the thermostat is functioning properly and communication with the AC unit is okay
- Testing Refrigerant levels and making sure it is within proper operating range.
- Lubricating all moving parts in order to reduce friction, and reduce the amount of power being used
- Testing the components of your blower and making sure the airflow is working as it should with no obstructions.
- Checking the condensation drain make sure the drip pan and condensation drain lines are working properly to prevent water damage to the unit
- Cleaning condensers and evaporator coils to allow for better heat transfer and efficiency
- Checking all electrical components to ensure there are no exposed wires, faulty connections, or other failures
Preventative maintenance done by an HVAC technician will help your AC unit to perform at its best. This will not only keep you the most comfortable at home but also save you money. But there are a few things you can do as well throughout the coming seasons.
- Checking and possibly replacing air filters. With a lot of use it can be easy for any filter to become clogged, restricting airflow and causing issues.
- For the more adventurous home owner you can try cleaning your condenser. Being outside your AC unit is wide open for all sorts of debris. If you are able to remove any build up found inside or around that area it helps a lot.
- Inside the home check all of the registers and make sure there is a constant airflow with no blockages while the system is on. Check to make sure there is no furniture or other items blocking airflow to each room.