Professional A/C Maintenance Should Include These Checkpoints
Yearly professional maintenance keeps your air conditioner operating reliably and efficiently so you enjoy a comfortable home and low energy bills. When an HVAC technician handles your A/C maintenance, you can rest easy knowing it covers the following critical checkpoints.
Coils and Refrigerant
The airflow rate across the cooling coil is verified, the refrigerant level is checked, and the system is tested for leaks and topped off if it’s low. The condenser and evaporator coils are also inspected and cleaned. These steps avert unnecessary wear on key components and maximize comfort and energy efficiency.
A pro inspects the system’s various electrical components, including the thermostat, wiring, contactors and terminals. All electrical connections are tightened and a non-conductive coating applied. The electric control sequence is also tested to make sure the A/C and furnace can’t run at the same time. These tasks ensure safe operation and lower the risk of electrical fires.
The condensate drain system components are examined to make sure they’re in good shape. The lines are also flushed to clear out any blockages before they develop into issues like mold growth, excessive humidity or condensate backups that cause water damage.
All the system’s moving parts are checked, serviced and lubricated including the fan belts and motors. Keeping these components properly maintained stops preventable problems like broken belts or seized up motor bearings from causing a mid-season breakdown.
The accessible ductwork is checked for damage and leaks that waste cooling system output and can degrade indoor air quality. If the ductwork is in poor condition, the technician will recommend sealing and insulating. Exhaust System The ventilation system is inspected for obstructions and leaks that can allow combustion fumes to backdraft into the home’s air supply and expose your family to hazardous carbon monoxide.
To schedule professional A/C maintenance, contact Sobieski Services, Inc. Our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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