What Happens During a Spring AC Tuneup
Getting your AC tuned up for the Gurnee, IL, summer is like changing the oil in your car. You know you need regular oil changes; your air conditioner needs scheduled maintenance just as much. Here’s what happens when you treat your air conditioner to a spring tuneup with a Herchenbach Mechanical service technician:
Air Conditioner Cleanup
Our NATE-certified service technicians believe in keeping it clean. After a year of high performance, your air conditioner needs to be cleaned. The grit that collects inside your system, especially on the evaporator and condenser coils, impedes efficient performance, reduces the lifespan of your equipment and causes utility bills to rise. A dirty air conditioner is also bad for indoor air quality because the accumulated gunk blows into your home whenever the AC cycles on. The condensate drain will be cleared of any blockages and the entire unit, including the blower assembly, will be spic and span; this can increase cooling efficiency by up to 15 percent.
Cooling System Assessment
Air conditioning maintenance includes a thorough system inspection. Up to 95 percent of all air conditioner repairs can be prevented with regular maintenance, and our service technicians are experienced professionals who can spot potential pitfalls before they get serious. Tightening a loose screw takes five seconds, whereas a loose screw that works its way off the unit can mangle your system.
Maintaining AC health requires certain tasks. These tasks include:
- Lubrication of moving parts to prevent friction and parts damage
- Air filter replacement
- Measuring the motor for proper current and voltage
- Checking for refrigerant leaks and adjusting the refrigerant level if necessary
- Optimizing evaporator coil airflow
- Tightening all electrical connections for safe operation
- Calibrating the thermostat and other AC controls
A spring AC tuneup is a small investment that pays substantial dividends all summer long. To learn more about keeping your Gurnee, IL, cooling system in prime condition, visit Herchenbach Mechanical Inc., or call us at (847) 227-1426.