What is an AC Tune-up?

hvac maintenance arlington vaMost common AC systems tune-ups will entail condenser coil cleaning, calibrating the thermostat, evaluating your refrigerant levels and observing for leaks, examining and tightening all electrical parts, and analyzing the operation of the blower belt and motor.

It’s best to make sure your equipment is ready prior to the season where it will be working the hardest. Our qualified AC technicians will prepare your air conditioning unit to support the cooling function and energy efficiency. The more you take care of and tune-up your system the longer it will last and therefore, save you money.

What Does an AC Tune-Up Typically Include?

 

As part of our routine maintenance and tune-ups we will be performing the following:

  • Check refrigerant charge levels and air flow, check for refrigerant leaks
  • Make sure all electrical connections are sound and components are working properly
  • Check the run capacitor for bulging and/or unusual markings or color
  • Check and clean the outdoor condenser coil
  • Check indoor evaporator coil for blockage and apply self-rinsing cleaner when possible
  • Check and clean the condensate drainage system
  • Clean and adjust blower components
  • Check the air filter, and replace or clean

Tune-Up Warning Signs

  • Warm air is coming from the vents – A tune-up can help discover some of the potential reasons why this may happen. This is critical as it can make your bill add up.
  • Weak airflow – Air ducts could be leaning or there may be a clogged or very dirty filter.
  • Temperatures in different rooms
  • Strange sounds coming from the unit – This could be a sign of a deeper issue within the system. It’s important to get any abnormal sound figured out right away before it turns into a larger, more expensive problem.

You can count on your local home service experts here Green HVAC services to help resolve these issues with our AC tune-up service. If you don’t have a service plan please give us a call today.

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