Time to Get the Air Conditioner in Optimal Shape for Summer Months

Apr 20, 2018 | Air Conditioning, Blog | 0 comments

The summer heat has yet to arrive. The hottest days will be here before you know it. Do you think your air conditioning system will cool as effectively as it did in 2017? Will your first summer season energy bill be more or less as compared to last year? The answer to both questions is to have your AC system checked out before the real heat hits.

Even if every part of your air conditioning seems to be running fine, it’s important to have your AC system tuned and checked at least once annually. A once-a-year tune-up can save you money in both the short and long term:

  • Avoid emergency repairs by replacing worn parts before they cause costly damage
  • Safety Improvement We check and repair worn, frayed or loose wiring, capacitors and contacts that could potentially cause a fire or damage the electronic components of your HVAC
  • Lifespan Extension of Your Air Conditioner We fix small problems before they emerge as big problems, saving your cash and giving your equipment a longer lifespan.
  • Improve Energy Efficiency We clean up your condenser coils, greatly improving their function and saving power.

Our AC Tune-Up and Checkout includes a comprehensive cleaning and inspection of the entire system and its parts. This includes a coolant level inspection, calibrating the thermostat, oiling moving parts, motor testing with our industry standard instruments, checking fans, and checking and aligning belts.

We provide a detailed report that includes any recommended maintenance or needed repairs to keep your system performing at peak functionality.

Filters are very important, Too

Changing your HVAC filters at regular intervals should be a regular practice in your home. Some require replacement as frequently as once a month, others every other month. If you don’t maintain your filters by yourself, our HVAC technician can show you where they’re located and how you can change them.

We are more than delighted to explain the various types of filters available that are compatible with your HVAC system. If you are currently using low-priced, disposable fiberglas filters, you just might find better performance and value with these particular alternatives:

  • Pleated Paper Filters contain more filtration material and a slightly different design than fiberglass filters. Their design allows filtration of smaller particles from the air. This type of filter is optimal for homes with people who are more sensitive to allergens (or have asthma). Unfortunately, they can make the air conditioner work a little harder to move the air, and can possibly contribute to increased wear and tear.
  • Electrostatic Filters are reusable, washable filters that save you from the cost of monthly replacement. They work by using a static charge to attract microscopic particles that fiberglass filters don’t catch.
  • Electronic Filters are the most expensive option for your HVAC system, but they are also the most efficient and effective. They create an electric field that attracts airborne particles magnetically. These types of filters are an important part of a robust indoor air quality system.

Keep these important tips in mind when choosing filters for your AC system.

If you haven’t scheduled your a/c system tune-up and checkout yet this spring, take a moment to call us at (614) 490-7530 or use our convenient online scheduling page.