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What’s Involved in AC Preventive Maintenance?

August 16th, 2016 by Darwilladmin

AC Preventative Maintenance

Keeping your AC working throughout the summer doesn’t happen overnight. There is no magic formula to keep that sweet cool air coming out to refresh you throughout those hot days. It’s simple: preventive maintenance. We’re not saying you’ll never have to face a repair or replacement. Parts break down as they age and units meet their lifespan requirements. To extend your air conditioner’s, and to reduce repairs, you need preventive maintenance. What does that entail?

Ensure Dependable Performance

For reliable performance, sign up for a program of regular and preventive maintenance. Do your part to extend the life of your air conditioning unit. Change your filters at least every 90 days and inspect the refrigerant lines each month. Keep your unit free from leaves, pollen and grass.

Regular Maintenance Tasks

There are things you can do on your own to make sure that your AC stays in tip-top condition. But, it’s necessary to hire a professional in the spring and fall. They do regular service to protect your AC unit from the common mechanical problems. These can result in breakdowns and a shortened lifespan. Your HVAC professional will cover the following items during a routine inspection.
  • Complete safety inspection
  • Cleaning of condenser line and all fans
  • Testing and calibration for top-notch performance and efficiency
  • Lubrication of fans and other mechanical components
  • Replacement or cleaning of AC filters
  • Replenishment or replacement of refrigerants
Follow the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for your unit. Not sure what to do or which schedule to follow? Ask your trusted, licensed HVAC dealer who can give you that information.

Why Do You Need Regular AC Maintenance?

There are many reasons why you should rely on biannual inspections.
Efficiency. When your air conditioning unit is dirty or clogged, it has to work harder to achieve the same level of comfort. This increases your energy bills. Replacing your dirty filter will reduce your energy consumption by 5 to 15 percent.
Repairs savings. Keeping your AC unit clean and free from debris will prevent the need for extra repairs. By catching problems before they start, you can do your part to keep your AC in good working condition. Problems include the unit not turning on or not cooling the home. Fluctuations in temperature, leaks or strange noises are also red flags. Alert your HVAC professional at the first sign of these issues. We make sure the problem doesn’t become worse.
Cleaner air. Regular AC maintenance will help to promote cleaner air flow. It also cuts down on allergens that can irritate asthma and allergies. It’s possible for outside pollutants to build up to dangerous levels. This leads to health and comfort problems for the people in your home.

Contact Thornton Heating Service

Schedule your AC preventative maintenance or to sign up for our maintenance program. Contact us at 847-905-1608 to find out if we service your area. We do preventive maintenance for AC systems of all kinds. We also offer sales, installation, repair and replacement. Schedule your in-home consultation today!