An AC tune-up is a process your air conditioning and heating system goes through to determine any problems and find solutions. While there is no universal list detailing what an air conditioning repair and tune-up entail, some basic elements tend to be included in all services. Services typically include checking the following:
The amount of refrigerant present in the system and still working efficiently is measured and recorded. A technician will add additional refrigerant to bring it back up to optimal levels if the charge is low. A high refrigerant level may indicate a system leak that needs servicing.
Your system’s air filters may require changing if they appear dirty, clogged, or damaged. They need periodic cleaning or replacement. Replacing the air filter ensures that the air circulated throughout your home is as clean as possible.
Heating Element Inspection and Cleaning
The heating element will also need to be checked for wear and cleaned if it is dirty or corroded. A clogged or corroded heating element can cause improper heat distribution, which may result in a freezing home, higher energy bills, and a shortened lifespan of your air conditioning system.
Compressor Inspection and Cleaning
The compressor is the engine of your air conditioner, which compresses hot air into cold air. This part might need to be cleaned or replaced if it has been corroded, worn down from too much use, or shows signs of leakage. A damaged compressor can cause various problems with your system and will need immediate repairs or replacements.
Electrical Components Inspection
You can expect your technician to check the electrical components of your air conditioner, capacitor, overload protector, fuses, breakers, etc., for any signs of wear or damage. If they are faulty or damaged in any way, they should be properly repaired or replaced.
Blower Wheel Inspection and Cleaning
The blower wheel is responsible for blowing air throughout the vents in your home. If it becomes dirty or obstructed with dust or lint, airflow could be restricted, and your heating and cooling system will have to work harder to accommodate for this. If the blower wheel is not properly maintained or replaced when damaged, your compressor can become overloaded and short-circuit.
AC Unit Drainage
Your air conditioning repair technician will inspect the landscape around your AC unit to ensure proper drainage does not allow for standing water. Standing water near your AC unit can cause various issues related to mold, mildew, and bacteria growth. This could lead to health problems for you and your family if it’s allowed to accumulate.
All of these components need to be inspected and repaired or replaced if necessary for your system to operate at peak efficiency during the summertime when you need it most.
All County Air Conditioning Refrigeration and Heating for Complete AC Tune-up
All County Air Conditioning is here to provide you with exceptional AC tune-up and maintenance services that will ensure that your home or place of business stays cool all summer long. Our technicians will also check every aspect of your AC unit to ensure it is working thoroughly. Call us at 954-297-9754 for more information or to schedule an appointment.