Being a homeowner who is not big into do-it-yourself projects can be challenging. Sometimes it may feel like your home is actively trying to fall apart around you. Fortunately, there are many companies that are more than willing to come in and work on different aspects of your home. With the change of each season, there are little things that will need to be done around your home. For example, with summer fast approaching, have you thought about how you are going to get your air conditioning serviced? While many people run their AC units as much as they want without ever giving much care as to how it is functioning, getting your AC serviced can do wonders for its performance and durability.
So what is in included in an air conditioning tune-up? While every company offers different services, here are a few of the most basic that will likely be available to you.
Air Conditioning Unit Inspection
Hopefully, you covered your AC unit last winter so that rocks, twigs, and leaves did not fall in. Even if you did, however, there are still problems that can happen within the unit. Along the outside of the unit, there are hundreds of coils that work to cool air which will then be circulated. If these coils become dirty or bogged down, they will not work properly. This is one of the main things done during a tune-up: cleaning and checking the coils.
AC Electrical Check
Another area that will be inspected in a tune-up is your electrical system. AC professionals will do an amp check to make sure that your home offers enough electricity to run the unit efficiently. A sequence check may also be performed to see if there is enough power to have both your AC and heat on (as some homeowners do during early summer months).
Ultimately, your system will not run well if your thermostat is having problems. Sometimes, after years of running well, your thermostat wires may begin to corrode or become loose, causing problems. A quick check of the thermostat could save you the headache of wondering what is wrong with your thermostat all year long.
In conclusion, there are many things that could go wrong with your air conditioner. In order to avoid all of them, hire residential AC services to tune yours up each year. This will likely save you thousands of dollars in the long run, since a tune-up is cheaper than replacing your unit.