Regular Air Conditioner Maintenance Checks are very important
Air Care Home Solutions Canyon Lake offers professional maintenance checks.
Air conditioning tune-ups are imperative and should be carried out annually. Allowing us to perform maintenance checks on your air conditioner can prolong the life of your AC as, during the check up, we can ensure that all the components are running smoothly and carry out any necessary repairs.
There are many different elements inside of an air conditioner, and all of them play their part. If one component is damaged and goes ignored or unnoticed, it can cause damage to other areas of the AC. Without AC tune-ups, problems will go unnoticed, and there is a chance that your air conditioner could break at any time – this could result in needing a costly repair or having to invest in a brand new air conditioner.
Your HVAC has double the responsibility of an air conditioner as it has to heat your home during the colder months and cool your home during the summer. For HVAC systems, we suggest that our customers have a tune up twice a year – once in the spring before the summer heat arrives and once in the autumn before the cold winter comes.
Air Conditioner Maintenance – Tune-Ups
When we perform Air Conditioner Maintenance and tune-ups, one of our professional and certified AC technicians will come to your home and thoroughly service your HVAC unit. Maintenance checks will prolong the life of your HVAC and also ensure that they are working properly and to their full potential. An HVAC system that does not get regular maintenance can run the risk of breaking down and needing costly repairs to fix it, or worst case scenario, needing to be replaced.
We understand that an AC system is a big investment so it is understandable why our customers try to hang onto them for as long as possible, but what many of our clients don’t realize is that their old HVAC system can be putting them out of pocket. As an HVAC unit ages, even if you have had regular maintenance carried out on it, it begins to lose efficiently. When your HVAC becomes inefficient, it’s no longer working to its full potential and is costing you more money.
An old HVAC system has to work harder and longer for it to get the air in your home to the desired temperature. Although a new HVAC installation will cost you more at the time than the energy bill from your existing HVAC, you’ll make back your money from the efficiency of the new system. A new Air Conditioning System will be a lot more efficient than your current one, and you’ll see the difference in your utility bills instantly. An old HVAC could go at any minute; allow us to install a new unit and benefit from lower bills and a home that warms and cools faster.
If your HVAC unit isn’t giving you the comfort that you’re after, no matter how low or high you’re putting the thermostat, there’s something wrong with the unit – it’s not always as simple as a small repair or some maintenance. Without the advice from one of our professionals, you may not be able to determine whether you need a new HVAC installation or whether it just needs a repair. There are some factors that our customers should take into consideration – if you notice any of these problems below from your HVAC system, you can get in touch with us, and we can help determine which action you should take.
- Age – HVAC units are always being upgraded and becoming more energy efficient. When you buy a new HVAC system, it’s not unlikely that a year or two after you have purchased it, there are already newer systems out that are better than the one you have. If you have an HVAC unit that is over ten years old, it’s worth considering investing in a new one. Although it can be costly to have a new HVAC system installed, you’ll soon realize that it’s worth it. An old HVAC unit will not perform half as well as what a new unit would – you end up paying more for a system that is giving you less. A newer HVAC system is also likely to have new features such as a programmable thermostat.
- Incorrect Installation – Installing an HVAC system DIY is never a good idea unless you are an AC technician by profession. We never cut corners when we’re installing an HVAC system as improper installation can be a fire hazard, and it can also cause the HVAC system to work incorrectly or not to its full potential while also costing our customers more in energy bills.
- Incorrect Size – Something we see quite often is homeowners that have bought a smaller HVAC unit as it’s less expensive to purchase. Yes, it may be cheaper to buy at the time, but the price isn’t something that you should go off. An HVAC unit that is too small for the rooms can struggle to heat and cool them as it’s not powerful enough. It will use more energy as it will run for much longer and work harder, trying to heat up or cool the rooms. At Air Care, one of our skilled technicians can replace your improper sized unit with one that suits the size of your home. When you have an HVAC that is a suitable size for the rooms you want to heat and cool, you’ll see a great difference in your energy costs.
- Multiple Problems – If multiple components are going on your HVAC system, instead of forking out the money for several repairs, it may be time to start thinking about getting a new unit installed. The cost of repairs and labor can add up so if we believe that it’s better off for our customer to get a replacement, we will offer the service to them. We would never convince our clients to invest in a new HVAC system if we believed that they didn’t need one – our customers are like family, we only want the best for them.
Regular AC Maintenance Checks
It’s common for homeowners to forget about performing maintenance checks on their AC units. Of course, over time, your air conditioner suffers from lots of wear and tear. Without regular tune-ups, your system will become less and less efficient and may end up needing substantial repair work.
Keep your AC unit working to its maximum efficiency level by scheduling annual maintenance with Canyon Lake Air Care. If you’re using an HVAC unit to heat and cool your home, then you would benefit from maintenance checks twice a year. With our tune-ups, we will get your system performing to its full potential so that it can take on the summer heat without a problem.
When you schedule a tune up for your AC unit, we will always perform the following:
- Test the cooling coil if accessible
- Inspect the condensate pan
- Test primary and secondary drain lines
- Check and clean the condenser coil
- Analyze refrigerant level to check for leaks
- Monitor your air conditioners cycle
- Adjust the blower components if required
- Add lubrication to all moving parts
- Clean and adjust the thermostat
- Check and tighten all wires and connection as needed
With regular maintenance checks, you can expect your AC or HVAC unit to last as long as 10 to 15 years. Best of all, it can help to ensure you system is working at maximum efficiency, which will lower your energy bills.