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What’s Included in an AC Tune-Up?

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Because many people aren’t aware of what takes place during AC maintenance appointments, they pass them up. Here at Pyramid Heating & Cooling, we are here to fill you in on everything you can expect from your next tune-up, so you never miss out on this essential service again.

HVAC maintenance is one of the most overlooked home services, but it is also one of the most important. In fact, every year that you skip out on maintenance, the efficiency of your AC drops by around 5%. In addition, a lack of maintenance leads to frequent repairs, system breakdowns, and even premature failures. So, next time you’re considering putting off your tune-up appointment, think again. Continue reading to discover what you can expect from a maintenance appointment and how you can benefit from it.

What to Expect from Your Maintenance Appointment

During your AC maintenance appointment, your technician will examine each component of your system, run a full safety and performance test, and identify areas that could cause problems down the line. This allows you to take care of repairs before your system is damaged.

Specific maintenance tasks include:

  • Replacing your filter (most companies require that you provide your own filter)
  • Testing and calibrating the thermostat
  • Checking refrigerant levels
  • Tightening loose electrical connections
  • Gauging system airflow
  • Checking ductwork for damage
  • Lubricating moving parts
  • Cleaning condenser and evaporator coils
  • Inspecting and flushing the condensate drain
  • Adjusting blower, if necessary
  • Measuring amperage and voltage of blower motor

When Should I Schedule AC Maintenance?

Manufacturers recommend scheduling an AC tune-up and inspection at least once a year, preferably during springtime. Taking care of your AC in the spring is the best way to ensure your system is prepared to beat the summer heat and keep your family nice and cool all season long.

Of course, you should schedule an AC service right away if your system is showing signs of damage.

Benefits of Routine AC Maintenance

As you can probably guess, while a lack of maintenance can cause a lot of damage to your system, routine maintenance does just the opposite.

Some of the greatest benefits of regular AC tune-ups include:

  • Maximizes energy efficiency
  • Ensures lower utility bills
  • Improves system safety and performance
  • Enhances your at-home comfort
  • Reduces the risk of repairs
  • Extends your system’s lifespan

Call Pyramid Heating & Cooling Today!

Now is the perfect time to schedule your AC maintenance appointment before the heat rolls in. Turn to Pyramid Heating & Cooling to make sure your system is taken care of by a team of experts so you can rest easy knowing your family will be nice and cool all summer long. Our highly trained and skilled technicians are familiar with all makes and models of equipment and offer comprehensive AC maintenance services upon which you can rely!

Our additional air conditioning services include:

Be sure to check out our maintenance plans to learn more about how we can take care of your most essential home comfort systems!

For any other questions about AC maintenance, please call Pyramid Heating & Cooling at (503) 783-8488.