Do you remember the last time your air conditioning unit received a tune up? If you can’t recall, then your AC is likely well overdue for maintenance.
For your air conditioning system to run efficiently, avoid breakdowns and operate past its useful life expectancy, it should be inspected by a technician once per year in the spring before you turn the system on for the first time.
At A-1 Mechanical Heating & Cooling, our NATE-certified technicians provide expert tune ups so your air conditioner unit is in tip-top shape and ready for the long summer ahead. Air conditioner inspection in the spring can go a long way in helping it last through the dog days of summer.
What Are the Benefits of a Spring AC Tune Up?
Spring is ideally the best time to have maintenance performed on your unit. However, if you didn’t schedule an inspection in the spring, it’s never too late to call your friends at A-1 Mechanical to perform the service.
The benefits of preventative AC maintenance include:
Improving Overall Performance
When professional maintenance is performed, a trained eye evaluates your unit and every component for existing malfunctions and issues that could cause poor performance. We resolve these issues early on and make necessary repairs before they become more serious and lead to expensive repairs. Once we’ve completed any repairs, your AC unit is less likely to break down over the summer months.
Increasing Energy Efficiency
Regular maintenance on your air conditioner unit improves its overall energy efficiency. A dirty air filter clogged with contaminants, for example, makes it difficult for the system to distribute air, which places it under more stress and causes potential breakdowns. This, in turn, leads to higher energy bills.
Extending Service Life
An air conditioning system typically lasts 10 to 12 years, but regularly maintained units tend to last much longer. Tuning up an air conditioner can go a long way in helping it run smoothly for years to come.
Protecting Your Warranty
Many manufacturers require annual maintenance on the system. If you fail to do so, the manufacturer can void your warranty, and you’d be on the hook for any expensive repairs or replacement.
What’s Included in an Air Conditioner Tune Up?
An HVAC technician performs several inspections on your AC unit. According to the pros at A-1 Mechanical Heating & Cooling and Energy.gov, the following tasks are performed during a routine tune up:
- Check belts for wear
- Lubricate motors and check all moving parts
- Test for refrigerant leaks and check the right amount is being used
- Seal ductwork leaks in central systems, if necessary
- Check the thermostat’s accuracy
- Measure the airflow through the evaporator coil
- Clean and tighten all electrical connections and inspect electrical terminals
- Replace the furnace air filter
- Recommend any needed repairs
- Clean the condenser coils
Maintenance Agreements for Air Conditioner Tune Ups
A-1 Mechanical’s preventive maintenance plans for air conditioners cover your system’s annual tune up to preserve efficiency and performance. You’ll also earn benefits that will save you money when it’s time to replace or repair the system. A-1 Mechanical Heating & Cooling offers two levels of air conditioning maintenance plans. Commercial air conditioning maintenance plans are also available. Contact us now to learn more.
Trust the Pros at A-1 Mechanical for All Your AC Needs
At A-1 Mechanical Heating & Cooling, we’ve served the greater Lansing, Michigan, community since 1983 and started servicing the Grand Rapids area market in 2006. More recently, we entered the Wyoming, Michigan market. Whether you’re in need of an AC tune up, repair or system replacement, you can trust the pros at A-1 Mechanical to get the job done right the first time. Contact A-1 Mechanical today!