AC Preventative Maintenance
Many mechanical issues can be avoided with preventative maintenance. Regular maintenance of an HVAC home comfort system is vital to the life and efficiency of the unit. More A/C units breakdown during the summer months than any other time of the year, this is because the heat forces the ac unit to work harder in order to keepthe home cool. Regularly scheduled preventative maintenance is the most cost effective way to save money, keep the unit running at maximum efficiency and prolong the life of the unit. According to the Department of Energy, the national life span of a central air conditioner unit is anywhere from 15 to 20 years in south Florida and 10-12 years if you follow the manufacturer’s maintenance recommendation. We train our comfort specialists to look for ways to improve your A/C system in these 5 areas:
We will fully inspect the A/C system for any developing issues and address them before they cause costly and inconvenient breakdowns. This will also result in less damage caused by drain blockage and system freeze ups.
We will clean the system to bring it up to its prime efficiency, while looking for areas in which the system is drawing excessive current. We will also check and ensure that the Refrigerant (Freon / Puron) charge is set to factory specifications for the greatest possible efficiency.
Keeping the system well maintained will also result in better cooling and heating output as well as better humidity control and air flow. This will result in better overall comfort.
Indoor Air Quality
We will not only clean the system but we will also treat the areas of the air handler that come in contact with the air stream with a high grade anti-microbial agent. This will reduce the growth of bacteria and fungus.
We will be happy to answer any questions about your air conditioning maintenance and point out small areas in which you can help improve the longevity and efficiency of your system. We will also update you on any areas of concern as it relates to the condition of your comfort system.
All preventative packages include:
- Inspection of all refrigerant levels
- Inspection of all electrical components and controls
- Inspection of condenser
- Replacement of filter(if applicable) / clean washable filter
- Inspection of evaporator coil
- Inspection of condenser coil
- Lubrication of all motors
- Check thermostat condition
- Inspection of UV lights (if applicable)
- Inspection of complete unit for efficiency
- Check compressor and condenser amps
- Check contractor points
- Inspect, clean and test electric heat strips