At this point, it’s probably been eight months since you last ran your air conditioner for any length of time. Can you expect your system to run at peak efficiency once you need it again every day?
To put it briefly, probably not. There’s a lot of maintenance that goes into keeping your AC unit running at optimum efficiency. Keep reading to learn more!
To put this in perspective, let’s imagine that you’re about to drive your car cross-country. Your car has been sitting in the garage for eight months, except for the occasional spin around the block. Before starting the long drive, wouldn’t you bring your car in for a tune-up, an oil change, or even a tire rotation? Just to make sure everything is in order so that you’re not met with any surprises on your long journey. You’d want to know that your car is running in top condition or at least know what needs to be fixed before you leave.
What is a Tune-Up?
You can think about air conditioner maintenance in much the same way. There’s a lot that a skilled HVAC technician will cover in a spring tune-up including:
Checking your thermostat
Cleaning the existing air filter
Inspecting the indoor coil
Checking the condensate drain
Measuring the refrigerant – monitoring operating pressures
Inspecting electrical for exposed wiring
Inspecting fan blade
Cleaning condenser coil and removing debris
Measuring Supply/Return temperature differential
Inspecting ductwork for energy loss
And many other things
How Can a Tune-Up Help?
New Jersey’s summer season of hot and humid weather means a long period of heavy use for your air conditioner. Give your system a head-start by making sure it’s ready. Or, you’ll run the risk of having lower operating efficiency or even a break down that would have been preventable.
For all of your air conditioning, and air quality services this summer, call the technicians you can rely on. Call or visit Guaranteed Service online today to learn more about the services we offer.