In many areas of the country, people haven’t even turned off their heaters for the seasons yet, let alone thought about scheduling a tune-up for their air conditioner. But here in Merced, the sporadic warm days recently are a reminder that summer is certainly on its way.
That said, there’s nowhere to go but up for our temperatures, making now the best possible time to get your AC maintenance done and out of the way, so you’re ready to enter summer full of confidence in the reliability of your air conditioner. But why is this so important?
Your Air Conditioner Is More Likely to Break Down in the Summer
Many people don’t think about this—they think if they start using their air conditioner bit by bit in the spring, and it seems to be operating “just fine,” they have nothing to worry about. But the fact is, it went under a lot of stress last summer, and just because the gradual increase in temperature doesn’t seem to be impacting it now, using it every single day at the peak of summer certainly can.
If your air conditioner is running at less-than-ideal efficiency due to skipping a tune-up this summer, then it’s going to struggle to keep up. You shouldn’t be surprised, in this case, if your AC breaks down entirely, incapable of handling the heat. Some issues you could find yourself facing include:
- Failed capacitors
- Burnt out blower motors
- Dirty condensers
None of these problems on their own are insurmountable. However, it’s during maintenance that we can find out about these problems before they turn into huge, costly emergencies.
The Steps of an AC Tune-Up
These steps will vary from company to company, but overall your maintenance inspection includes tasks like checking refrigerant and pressure levels, measuring voltage, and measuring airflow. But there are also some adjustments that our team can make to help you system run as smoothly as possible all spring and summer. These steps include, but aren’t limited to:
- Cleaning and adjusting blower components
- Tightening electrical connections
- Lubricating moving parts
- Adjusting thermostat calibration
- Cleaning the outdoor coils
This provides you with a number of benefits, like overall better system efficiency, better AC performance, and improved air conditioner longevity.
Ask About Our Maintenance Plan
When you enroll in a maintenance plan with our team, you never have to worry about remembering to schedule maintenance. We’ll follow up with you to get that on your schedule. You can count on thorough service to ensure your cooling system is working as best and as safely as possible. Plus, our maintenance plan members enjoy a number of additional benefits, such as discounts on parts and priority customer service.
Overall, maintenance tune-ups for your air conditioner give you the peace of mind that your system has been checked over and will get you through the hottest days of summer. Remember to make suggested repairs before summer begins, and you’ll be in great shape!