What Happens During Air Conditioning Maintenance?
April 20, 2015
We haven't hit the hot temps of summer yet, but they are on their way, and one of the best ways to ensure that you air conditioner is ready to work is to schedule annual AC maintenance. There can be some misconceptions regarding air conditioning maintenance, mostly in regard to what actually happens during this service, so the technicians at Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air wanted to provide you with an overview demonstrating just how in-depth a maintenance appointment really is.
While maintenance appointments can be tailored to your needs, there are some basic tasks that you can always expect to happen during the appointment:
- Thorough inspection - the first step your technician will take is to thoroughly inspect your AC system. This is to help the technician detect any developing or existing problems and get ahead of them.
- Cleaning and adjusting - it's normal for your system to accumulate dirt and dust throughout the season, as well as wear and tear. This can make components dirty, and sometimes components shift or come loose, which can affect how they operate. During a maintenance appointment, your technician will clean all the components and adjust them if needed.
- Lubrication of all moving parts - there are a number of moving parts in your air conditioning system, and without proper lubrication, these parts can grind.
- Small repair - things like frayed or corroded wiring and worn fan belts will be repaired during the appointment.
- Performance testing - once the entire system has been tuned-up, your technician will run performance tests to make sure that your system is running as it should.
Why Maintenance Is Important
Why are all these tasks performed? So that you can gain the following benefits:
- Better energy efficiency
- Better performance
- Increase comfort
- Prevent repairs
- Extend the life of your system
It's recommended that you schedule your air conditioner for maintenance every 12 months. Is it time to schedule maintenance for your air conditioner in Sacramento, CA? Then call us today!