Your air conditioning system has many moving parts and just like your car needs to be serviced on a regular basis to keep it working reliably, safely and efficiently. You don’t want to be stuck on the hottest day this summer waiting for the service technician (during their busiest time) to come fix your air conditioning unit, when a simple tune-up could have prevented the need for this emergency service call.

Below are some important checks that we make during an Air Conditioner Service call and how they benefit you:

  • Check thermostat.  An improperly calibrated thermostat affects not only your comfort but your operating costs as well.
  • Check unit disconnect switch.  Worn, overheated disconnect blows fuses; potentially dangerous.
  • Check and replace or clean air filters.  Dirty filters decrease the efficiency of your system and reduce the comfort your system can provide.
  • Check blower assembly.  Dirty blowers reduce air flow; increases operating costs and can lead to compressor failure.
  • Check blower amp draw.  Ensure optimum performance; protects equipment.
  • Examine all electrical connections.  Extends life of your system and ensures safety.
  • Check condensate drain.  A plugged condensate drain can cause expensive water damage.
  • Check temperature difference across coil.  Temperature difference indicates production and capacity of unit.  Also affects comfort level.
  • Check relays and contactors.  Worn contactors and loose connections can lead to motor and compressor failure.
  • Check all safety devices.  Keeps unit in safe operating condition.
  • Check capacitors.  Bad capacitors lead to compressor and motor failure.
  • Check condenser fan motor blades.  Prevents damage to unit and costly service calls.
  • Lubricate condenser fan motor (if applicable).  Prevents costly service calls.  Improperly lubricated rotating equipment will eventually fail.
  • Check the refrigerant piping for evidence of oil.  This would be indicative of a refrigerant leak.
  • Water wash condenser coil (if chemicals are required, charge accordingly).   Dirty condenser coils raise refrigerant pressures and increase electrical costs.
  • Install gauges and start up unit.  Verify unit is operational.  Improper refrigerant charge can cause compressor to shut down.
  • Check compressor amp draw.  Ensure optimum performance; protects equipment.
  • Check total electrical consumption.  Ensures optimum performance; protects equipment.
  • Check evaporator coil performance.  If it needs cleaning can remove and chemically clean this for an additional charge.  Dirty evaporator coil decreases efficiency and can lead to compressor failure.
  • Check and secure all panels.  Ensure equipment is operational when completed.  New systems have a blower door safety and will not operate if door is not properly in place.