Temperatures are on the rise, though they may seem pretty mild right now (except for quite a bit of rainfall lately). And since outdoor temperatures are perfectly fine right now, few people think about what will happen once temperatures heat up and their old air conditioning systems are back in action.
Many of us have had to deal with a sudden air conditioning system (or heating system) breakdown, and that’s something no one wants to happen when outside temperatures are nearly unbearable. The best way to avoid this? An annual air conditioning maintenance visit, completed while temperatures are still fairly low.
What is a maintenance visit?
Air conditioning maintenance involves a tune-up of some of the most important components of an AC system, like the coils and the electrical components. Some examples of what a technician does during a maintenance visit include:
- Checking the refrigerant pressure
- Cleaning or replacing filters
- Tightening electrical connections
- Adjusting blower components
- Screwing in loose parts
- Testing voltage
- Lubricating moving parts
- Measuring temperature variations
- Cleaning the outside condenser coil
So many ways to benefit
All of these steps serve to keep you informed about your air conditioner, and to potentially improve the way it operates. If there’s something wrong with your AC system, you’ll have to schedule service at another time. But for the most part, you’ll get piece of mind over your system’s operation, and, potentially, these benefits:
- Better system performance (because the parts can run more smoothly after an adjustment and cleanup).
- Better efficiency (with less energy use from tuned up components).
- Fewer repairs.
Call for air conditioning service well before the cooling season begins to get the most out of these benefits. And remember, temperatures are on the up and up, and summer will be here before you know it! An early springtime tune-up is your best bet.
Contact Bartels Heating & Cooling for expert AC maintenance and repair services in Hamilton, OH and the surrounding areas.