WHAT DOES AN AIR CONDITIONING TUNE-UP DO?
Your air conditioning system is a lot like your car, and has many moving parts. It needs regular service just like your car. This will keep it running reliably, safely and efficiently. You don’t want to be stuck on the hottest day this summer in Las Vegas waiting for the service technician (during their busiest time) to come fix your air conditioning unit. A simple tune up will save you big emergency service costs.
Below are the 21-point checks that we make during an Air Conditioner Service call and how they benefit you:
- Check, calibrate thermostat. An improperly calibrated thermostat affects not only your comfort but your operating costs as well.
- Clean, replace filter (standard 1” filter) as needed. Dirty filters decrease the efficiency of your system and reduce the comfort your system can provide. If your air filter is restricted it causes your unit to waste energy and shortens the life of your compressor. (Compressors are very expensive to replace!)
- Monitor volts/amps for fan motor. Ensures optimum performance and protects your equipment.
- Lubricate, inspect bearings for wear. Improperly lubricated rotating equipment will eventually fail.
- Inspect indoor coilDirty evaporator coils decrease system efficiency and can lead to compressor failure. (Remember, compressors are expensive to replace!)
- Inspect condensate drain. A plugged condensate drain causes expensive water damage.
- Inspect condenser coil. Dirty condenser coils raise refrigerant pressures increasing electrical costs.
- Monitor operating pressure of refrigerant. Blockage or improper operations of metering device reduces cooling capacity, increases fuel costs, and shortens system life.
- Inspect safety devices for proper operation. Keeps unit in safe operating condition.
- Inspect disconnect box for proper rating/installation. A worn, overheated disconnect box blows fuses, can lead to dangerous conditions
- Tighten all electrical connections. Extends life of system and ensures safety.
- Test/Inspect contactors for burned and pitted contacts. Worn contactors and loose connections can lead to motor and compressor failure.
- Inspect electrical for exposed wiring. Keeps unit in safe operating condition.
- Test, inspect capacitors. Bad capacitors lead to compressor and motor failure.
- Inspect fan blade. Prevents costly service calls, prevents damage to unit.
- Check condenser coil for heat removal operation. Ensures performance and protects the equipment.
- Inspect service valves for proper operation. Extends the life, saves money, and prevents failure.
- Measure temperature difference: supply/return. Temperature difference indicates production capacity of unit. Also affects comfort level.
- Inspect ductwork for energy loss. To ensure
- Monitor compressor for proper amperage, volt draw and wiring connections. Ensures performance and safety; protects equipment.
- Lubricate all moving parts. Improperly lubricated rotating equipment will eventually stop