With springtime upon us, it’s time for your air conditioner to wake up from its winter slumber. With the hot Indianapolis summer just around the corner, it’s a smart idea to get your air conditioner tuned up now. Even if there’s something wrong with your unit, it’s quite possible that the problem won’t make itself apparent if you’re only using your system sporadically during the spring. However, the last thing that you want is a sudden breakdown in the hot summer months when you need your air-conditioning unit functioning at maximum capacity. Therefore, to ensure that you get the most out of your cooling system, get a professional tune up today.
Most air-conditioning systems have both an inside and an outside unit. Your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) contractor will make sure that both are in proper working order. Beginning on the outside, he will perform a visual inspection to look for oil stains, rust, dirt or any other obvious problems. Additionally, he’ll inspect all wiring to ensure that it’s not frayed and that connections are tight, and he’ll ensure that your insulation is clean and free of mold.
Additionally, your contractor will check the evaporator and condenser coils on the outdoor unit to make sure that they are not leaking, will clean and lubricate the motor and wheel, and will ensure that the unit’s belts are not frayed. If there’s a problem with your air conditioner’s belts, your contractor can tighten or replace them on the spot.
Just as important as the outdoor check is the indoor check. Make sure that your technician checks the refrigerant lines and ensures that your filters are clean. With the thermostat on, he’ll check your system’s operational controls, as well, making sure that your system is properly calibrated to give you the cooling that you need. Additionally, he’ll check the connection of the indoor unit’s wires, and clean and lubricate the blower handles.
Getting a tune up for your air conditioner in time for the summer is the best way to keep you and your loved ones cool. Mowery, Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing is proud to serve the Indianapolis area. Contact us today for more information on air-conditioner maintenance.
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