Our hottest temperatures are still a good ways off. But don’t let our relatively cool spring weather trick you into thinking that you don’t need to worry about your air conditioner just yet. When summer does arrive in earnest, it can sneak up on you. And even though the warmer weather is generally pretty welcomed, you won’t get to enjoy it as much indoors if you need AC repair in Norman, OK.
The best way to prevent this? By scheduling air conditioning maintenance, sooner than later.
There are some basic maintenance chores you can do on your own. This includes changing the air filter in your air conditioner as needed. Typically, this means every 1-3 months during periods of use (and if you used a furnace this winter, the air filter is probably shared between the two systems, so it’s actually a great idea to change it now!) It’s also a good idea to remove any debris from around your outdoor condenser unit, to help airflow.
There’s a Lot More to AC Maintenance
True, professional, air conditioning maintenance involves a lot more than simply clearing the area around your unit and changing the air filter. The bulk of your air conditioning system’s maintenance needs can only be met by a trained and experienced HVAC professional.
Most homeowners don’t even realize how involved the maintenance process is. Keep reading to learn more about what goes on during this service:
- We lubricate all moving parts, such as motors and bearings, to make sure they’re working seamlessly with each other.
- We adjust any loose or bent parts that may need it.
- We check all electrical wiring and connections and check the blower and evaporator coil for cleanliness.
- We check your thermostat calibration and check the condenser for temperature and pressure.
- We confirm your system has enough refrigerant (this is not something you should be losing—if you are it means you have a leak that must be located and repaired) and check for proper airflow.
- We also check and clean your condensate pump, pan, and drain line.
This list doesn’t cover everything we do during HVAC maintenance, but it’s definitely a good start.
Why Is Professional Maintenance Such a Big Deal?
When you schedule annual AC maintenance, you’re making sure that you get the best performance possible from your comfort system. By getting your system tuned-up on a regular basis, you keep it functioning as efficiently and reliably as possible.
When a system is in prime working condition it’s going to do its job better and with a reduced risk of operational problems. In fact, keeping your system tuned up can actually help extend equipment lifespan, too.
Ask About Our Maintenance Program
Almost all HVAC companies offer a maintenance agreement. But not all companies offer great benefits to their maintenance customers. For instance, when you sign up for our Ultimate Plan, you’ll receive a discount on repairs, same day service, air filters for life, lifetime labor warranties on repairs during the duration of your membership, and much more! We look forward to discussing it with you in greater detail.
At Comfort Incorporated, we keep your family safe, healthy and comfortable–call today, service today.