WHAT'S INCLUDED IN PROFESSIONAL A/C MAINTENANCE
It’s officially spring, which means it’s time to schedule your yearly air conditioning tune-up.
Of course, the quality of your professional air conditioning maintenance depends on the technicians that perform the service, but there are some things that most licensed HVAC companies should perform.
Professional Air Conditioning Tune-Up Steps
If you have a licensed HVAC technician inspect your heating and/or cooling system, they should perform a full inspection and cleaning, including:
Thermostat – To ensure your thermostat is working properly, the technician should calibrate the thermostat and make sure it is installed properly and located away from all heat sources, including light bulbs and heat-producing appliances.
Check/Tighten Electrical Connections – Technicians inspects electrical connections to make sure they are operating safely. Checking and tightening electrical connections catches potential electrical hazards and helps to improve the lifespan your heating and cooling system.
Lubricate Moving Parts – This ensures that you aren’t causing any unnecessary damage to moving parts with friction. Lack of lubrication causes system parts to break down more quickly, requiring more frequent repairs and/or replacements.
Check and Clean Condensate Drain Line – Clearing your A/C’s condensate line ensures that your air conditioner can properly drain liquid condensate. If your drain cline becomes clogged, this can cause water leaks and other moisture and wetness problems. Condensate drain cleanings also get rid of any mould and bacteria around your drain line. Your technician will also check if you have a cracked condensate drain pain and be able to repair or replace any leaking condensate drain lines that you may have.
Check System Controls – This ensures proper cycling and safe operation for your HVAC system. It’s important to check if your system is starting, operating, and shutting off properly.
Change or Clean Change Air Filter – This ensures that you have a working and clean air filter that is suitable for your exiting system. Although you are able to change your filter yourself (and you should!), your HVAC contractor might point out a better filter or filtration system that you should be using.
Hamslay’ Air Conditioning Tune-Up & Safety Inspection
Trained Hamslay technicians will perform a 60-90 minute precision tune-up and professional cleaning including the following 20 operations:
Blower Motor – measure amperage and voltage for proper operation
Thermostat – test for proper operation, calibrate and level
Clean existing air filter (as needed)
Bearing – inspect for wear and lubricate
Inspect indoor coil
Condensate Drain – flush and treat with anti-algae
Inspect Condenser Coil
Refrigerant – monitor operating pressures
Safety Devices – inspect for proper operation
Electrical Disconnect Box – inspect for proper rating and safe installation
Electrical Wiring – inspect and tighten connections
Test/inspect contactors for burned, pitted contacts
Check electrical for exposed wiring
Inspect and test capacitors
Inspect fan blade
Clean condenser coil and remove debris
Inspect service valves for proper operation
Measure Supply/Return temperature differential
Inspect ductwork for energy loss
Compressor – monitor, measure amperage and volt draw and wiring connections