Air Conditioner Tune-Up: What is it? – Chesapeake, VA
23 May 2017
Check & Clean Condenser Coil - Foreign material on the condenser coil reduces the system's capacity to remove heat from the house. Checking and cleaning the condenser coils can extends the life of the system and saves money on energy bills.
Check Voltage and Amperage on Motors - Improper voltage and amperage can significantly reduce the life of the compressor, evaporator, and condenser motor. Extends the life of the system.
Check and Adjust Blower Components - Proper adjustment and cleanliness of blower and components are necessary for adequate airflow. Avoids costly service call, saves money on fuel costs.
Check Condensate Drain, Clean if Necessary - A clogged condensate drain can cause severe water damage to the furnace as well as affect indoor humidity levels. May also create potential for mold spoors. Saves money on energy bill, extends life of the system.
Check Operation Pressure For Proper Refrigerant Charge - Improper refrigerant charge, too much or too little, could damage the compressor and could cause high electric bills through a reduction in system efficiency. Saves money on energy bill, extends life of the system.
Check All Safety Controls - Essential for proper protection of system. Assures safety of unit.
Calibrate Thermostat - An improperly calibrated thermostat will call for more or less cooling than desired. The former will cost you money, the latter will cost you comfort. Saves money on energy bills, increases comfort
Lubricate Blower - Lubrication of the blower in your furnace reduces friction, thus your blower will operate more quietly and inexpensively. It will also extend the blower's life by keeping it running cooler. Saves money on energy bill, extends life of system.
Check The Condenser Is Level - A condenser was designed to operate on a level surface. The condenser will operate quietly, efficiently and for it's designed life if these conditions exist. Extends life of system, avoids costly service calls
Check Starting Capabilities - Assures system will start and operate when needed. Extends life of system, saves money on energy bill.
Lubricate Outside Fan - Lubrication of outside fan unit will extend the life of the system and make it less expensive to operate. Extends life of system, saves money on energy bill.
Check All Electrical Connections - Loose connections cause improper voltage to various components, making then either inoperative or causing eventual failure. May also risk sparking or starting of fire in the unit. Extends life of system, assures safety.
Check Temperature Drop - By checking the actual degrees of temperature drop throughout your system, our technician can pinpoint whether or not your system is actually cooling your home like you want it to. Assures total system efficiency.
Check Fins On Outside Condensing Unit - By checking the fins on your unit, our technician can increase the air flow through your unit, saving you money and extending the life of your condenser coils. Extends life of system, saves money on energy bill.
Clean Evaporator Coil - Dirt and dust on the evaporator coil reduce the system's capacity to remove heat from the house. Extends life of system, saves money on energy bill.
Inspect The Suction Line And the Liquid Line - By checking the lines to be sure they are free and clear of all obstacles and that all fittings are tight, refrigerant leakage can be prevented. Saves money on refrigerant, helps the environment.
Inspect The Filter - A dirty filter can reduce airflow and make your unit work harder. Saves money on energy bill.
Rustproof Outdoor Unit - Prolongs the life of your unit.