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A/C Preventive Maintenance and Tune Up For Spring 2024

A/C Preventive Maintenance and Tune Up

With spring 2024 on the horizon, ensuring your air conditioning (A/C) system is in an optimum condition will help ensure you save on your energy bill, and keep you cool during the hotter months. A well-maintained A/C unit not only guarantees a cool and comfortable indoor atmosphere but also elevates the system’s efficiency, reducing energy costs and preventing unexpected breakdowns.

Preventive maintenance and tune-up steps to prepare your A/C unit for the upcoming spring and summer months is essential.

Why A/C Preventive Maintenance Matters

Before we jump into the nitty-gritty of A/C maintenance, it’s important to understand why it’s not just another chore on your spring cleaning checklist, but a crucial aspect of homeowner responsibility.

Extending the Lifespan of Your Unit: An A/C unit is a significant investment, and like any asset, you want to maximize its life expectancy. Regular maintenance can add years to your unit’s operational life, which is priceless in terms of avoiding the hefty cost of premature replacement. If you are in need of a new system Chapman Air & Heat can navigate you through the choices to ensure you are getting exactly what you need. Improving Energy Efficiency: If you’re looking to save on utility bills, ensuring your A/C unit is running at peak efficiency is key. A well-maintained system operates more effectively, using less energy to cool your home, ultimately saving you money on your monthly energy bills.

Ensuring Indoor Air Quality: With a good A/C maintenance regimen, you keep not only the temperature but also the air quality in check. A dirty or malfunctioning A/C can lead to poorer indoor air quality, which is concerning for anyone, particularly those with respiratory issues or allergies.

Key Steps for A/C Tune-Up

Here are the core tasks you or a professional should tackle to keep your A/C unit shipshape.

Cleaning or Replacing Filters: Dirty filters restrict airflow, leading to decreased efficiency and potentially serious issues like evaporator coil freeze-ups. For this reason, it’s advised to clean or replace your filters every 90 days.

Checking and Cleaning Coils: Dirt on the evaporator coil can significantly decrease an A/C’s efficiency. You’ll need a professional’s help to clean these coils without damaging them. However, maintenance tasks like keeping the area around your A/C free of debris can minimize the risk of coil contamination.

Inspecting Ductwork for Leaks: Leaky ducts can draw in dust and airborne contaminants that diminish indoor air quality. Kitchen filters can mitigate this issue to a degree, but it’s best to have ductwork professionally inspected and sealed if necessary.

Testing Thermostat Functionality: This is a simple yet essential step. Make sure your thermostats are accurately gauging the temperature and that they are well-calibrated to prevent overworking your unit.

What Is Involved in Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance for your A/C unit involves a comprehensive check-up and service to ensure every component works seamlessly. This process typically includes:

  • Inspection of Electrical Connections: Loose connections can pose a safety threat and reduce the efficiency of your unit. Technicians will tighten these connections and check for any signs of wear and tear.
  • Lubrication of Moving Parts: Without proper lubrication, friction can increase amongst moving parts, leading to unnecessary wear and decreased efficiency.
  • Condensate Drain Check: The condensate drain can become clogged over time, potentially leading to water damage and elevated humidity levels inside your home. A clear drain is critical for proper moisture removal.
  • System Controls Check: Ensuring the system starts, operates, and shuts off properly is crucial for the overall safety and functionality of your A/C unit.
  • Refrigerant Level Check: Too little or too much refrigerant can lead to less efficient cooling and higher energy costs. Technicians will make sure your unit has the correct refrigerant charge.

Benefits of Professional Maintenance Services

Our team has been providing heating and air conditioning service to all makes and models of HVAC equipment for residences and businesses in Dallas-Fort Worth and the surrounding areas since 1981..

We maintain a well-trained core team of managers, customer service personnel, sales staff, installers and air conditioning repair technicians working with one goal — to efficiently deliver an impeccable service experience to you.

Our highly-trained technicians are all EPA certified and licensed.  We have the workforce, know-how and the commitment to service all types of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment.  We can customize a service plan that suits any type of business or home needs.

Expert Assessment and Recommendations: Experienced technicians can spot issues and inefficiencies that an untrained eye may overlook. They also offer valuable advice on how to best maintain your specific system.

Timely Repairs to Prevent Costly Breakdowns: Regular professional maintenance can prevent small problems from turning into significant headaches. It’s much better to pay for a minor repair during a scheduled maintenance check than to be blindsided by an A/C breakdown during a heatwave.

Peace of Mind for Homeowners: Knowing that your A/C unit is being taken care of by a professional brings a sense of security and control, something that homeowners can’t put a price on.

Try Our Quality HVAC Maintenance Plan

Chapman Air & Heat’s HVAC maintenance plan helps ensure that your AC & heating systems are running efficiently. This means savings on your energy bill and longer life.

We inspect all parts including the fan motor, compressor & contactors to ensure optimum performance and and keep them functioning throughout the seasons.

If repairs are found to be needed during the scheduled maintenance, we will make the repair at no additional cost for your service, and you will get up to 15% off service parts. Get our HVAC Maintenance Plan starting at $174/year and start saving today!

Conclusion

Regular A/C maintenance isn’t just about cooling your home. It’s a way to invest in your comfort, your finances, and your peace of mind. By following the guidelines in this post, you’re well on your way to ensuring that your A/C continues to be the reliable workhorse that keeps your indoor environment just the way you like it.

After all, preventative maintenance in spring is like planting a seed – it’s the small investment that blossoms into a bountiful yield when summer arrives. Take care of your A/C, and it will take care of you. Happy Spring!

About Chapman Air & Heat

Chapman Air & Heat is a family-owned and operated business that has been providing HVAC solutions to homeowners across Dallas TX. With extensive experience in both residential and commercial HVAC systems, we offer comprehensive services, from installation to preventive maintenance to repairs.

Whether you need help with an existing system or are looking for one that best meets your needs, Chapman Air & Heat is here to help. Our technicians are certified professionals who use only the best quality parts and materials.

Contact us today for all your HVAC needs!

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