With spring in full bloom and the temperatures rising, the temptation to turn on the air conditioner may be great — but you should wait. If your system has not been used in months, it’s a good idea to schedule a maintenance call to ensure the system is ready to go to work. A qualified technician is trained find problems that can negatively impact your unit.
The costs of energy in your home are undoubtedly one of your biggest financial burdens. A poorly maintained air conditioner is typically in need of cleaning and may require parts service, which may be making your system work harder than it needs to. The result is higher energy costs without the cooling effects the system is designed to produce.
A spring tuneup consists of general cleaning of the system and a 24-point check of all the pertinent parts to ensure the appliance is in proper working order. The following are just a few of the operations the technicians will check during a spring tuneup:
- Clean filters.
- Check the volts/amps on fan motor.
- Check electrical connections.
- Check the condenser coil.
- Test capacitors.
- Inspect the duct work.
- Lubricate bearings.
- Check safety devices.
It goes without saying that early maintenance can help you prevent large and expensive problems down the road and will help you save money on your home energy costs. For more information on a spring tuneup, contact the friendly experts at Rinaldi’s Air Conditioning.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about air conditioners and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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