Imagine what you would feel like if your AC unit stopped working. It happens usually at the worst possible time. Midsummer temperatures may reach the nineties and humidity may hit the eighties. Without air conditioning, this can be almost unbearable.
If your air conditioning system is having a problem keeping your home cool, then a summertime HVAC tuneup should be scheduled to address the issues before they worsen. In this article, we’ll highlight why your HVAC needs a summer tuneup.
Why Your HVAC Needs a Summer Tuneup
An HVAC tuneup can save you a lot of money by finding problems within your system and correcting them before they become a significant issue. For example, as the system runs, dirt and dust particles gather in important parts and can have an adverse effect on the efficiency of parts like the condensing coils and air filters. If you leave things as they are, your AC system can lose operating efficiency by up to 5% each year. This means it won’t be cooling your home as it would if it were clean and running as intended.
What Does a Tuneup Do?
Every homeowner thinks that they can do all the maintenance necessary to keep the AC system running correctly, and while there are items that can be done by the homeowner most workings of the HVAC unit should be done by a certified technician.
Here are a few of the items the technician will check for during a tuneup.
- Check the supply voltage and amperage to the motors.
- Make sure all electrical connections are tight.
- Inspect and test the relays and pressure controls.
- Inspect and clean the condenser coil.
- Check the operating refrigerant pressure, and if necessary top up the levels.
- Flush the condensate drain line and check the condensate pump is clear.
- Inspect the disconnect
These are just some of the checklist items that are done during a maintenance inspection and a tuneup.
Not having a tuneup performed before the start of the summer season can put you at risk for expensive repairs when you least expect them.
What are the Benefits?
Several benefits are coupled with a tuneup. Even when you don’t think your system has issues, your home will benefit far more than you expect.
You’ll Feel Cooler Inside
Your air conditioning system works at its best when properly maintained; in time, normal wear and tear will cause a decline in the efficiency. Be proactive and fix any problems before they become too bad.
If your AC is working properly air particles are removed during circulation using a passive air filter. Dirty or clogged filters put a strain on the AC and particles or allergens can be blown back into your home.
The small outlay in having a summer tuneup can pay for itself in a short time. After the tuneup, your system will run better, use less power, and reduce your monthly energy bills. Any required repairs found during the tuneup will probably cost less than if the system breaks down due to a lack of maintenance.
Contact Hammock’s AC
If you have any questions involving how to best cool or heat your home, call Hammock’s AC and speak with one of our seasoned technicians. We can inform, inspect, or repair any cooling or heating system in most cases quickly. We’ll improve your home’s indoor air quality and get your back to the comfort you deserve.