In our previous blog post, we talked about the importance of AC maintenance, and how it’s never too early for such a service. But even if you’ve heard why it’s important, you might not really believe it until you know exactly what happens during this service.
The fact of the matter is, with a climate like ours, maintenance isn’t just an optional service. It’s absolutely necessary to the efficiency and efficacy of your air conditioner. Without maintenance, you can find yourself paying for unexpected repair needs, plus your system may even have a shower lifespan.
What We Do During Maintenance
When our air conditioning technicians come to your home to do maintenance, they’ll perform a wide range of functions that will help your cooling system run smoother. In addition to this, we run tests, make adjustments, and check refrigerant levels to make sure that the system is operating as it should and isn’t in need of any repair services.
Let’s face is, air conditioning repair can be expensive! At least, this is the case if it’s a small repair that was allowed to grow into a bigger emergency due to lack of maintenance. Part of the purpose of maintenance is to prevent these emergencies. When we inspect your system, we look for small things like worn-out lubrication, loose components, etc. This allows you to get repairs on your schedule right away, and can help prevent up to 85% of the bigger repairs an AC system may ever need in its lifetime! So, what exactly do we do to ensure this is the case?
- Lubricate Moving Parts: AC systems are not just big ice boxes—in fact, there is no ice involved at all. They have complex components that each require different levels of attention. Components like ball bearings and motor bearings need lubrication to prevent friction. Screws need tightening. Electrical components need checking and tightening where necessary.
- Testing and Inspecting: It’s one thing to make an adjustment to your system. It’s another to make sure that adjustment holds. We’ll test your system to make sure it’s working adequately after we adjust parts. This is when we’ll alert you to any repair needs the system might have.
- Recharge Refrigerant: The refrigerant in your air conditioner is the component that makes the cooling process possible. Upon manufacturing, your system is supplied with enough refrigerant to ideally last its entire lifespan. If your system starts losing refrigerant, then it means there is a leak. During maintenance, we can recharge (this means refill) your refrigerant, but you’ll also want to have our professionals find the source of the leak so it can be repaired and you’ll be less likely to suffer from refrigerant loss in your system again.
Every step we take during maintenance ensures the efficiency of your air conditioner. The more attention we give to your energy consumption and your system’s cooling output levels, the more efficiently (and more affordably) your system can operate.