Here in Mesa, AZ, you need every advantage you can get to stay ahead of our staggering triple-digit summer heat. Your air conditioner stands on the front line of that battle, ensuring that your house is cool and comfortable no matter how hot it gets outside. But that comfort is only as reliable as your air conditioner itself, and if an unexpected breakdown occurs, you could be in big trouble. That’s why an annual or semi-annual maintenance session is so important. Not only does it help you identify potential problems when they’re still small and easily treated, but it can improve your system’s efficiency, allowing it to do its job without costing you an arm and a leg in monthly bills. What’s involved in air conditioning maintenance? Here’s a quick breakdown.
- Refrigerant. The technician checks for leaks and recharges the refrigerant if it’s low.
- Clogs. The technician looks for clogs or blockages in the lines.
- Condensate Pan. The technician checks the condensate pan and drain line for problems, then clears them if necessary.
- Fittings. The technician checks all bolts and fittings to see if they’re tight, including electrical fittings.
- Filters. The technician replaces or cleans any dirty filters as needed.
- Lubrication. The technician oils and lubricates any moving parts to prevent friction.
- Cleaning. The technician performs a general cleaning to remove dirt and dust, particularly on the evaporator coils, which can get covered with frost and cause all kinds of problems.
- Bigger Problems. The technician inspects the system for any problems not covered by the maintenance session. If he or she spots them, you can schedule a repair session at your leisure to get them fixed.
- Final Check. The technician closes up the system and runs the air conditioner for 10–15 minutes to make sure everything is working the way it should.
If you need an air conditioning maintenance session, call the experts at John’s Refrigeration today!