Hot weather is here, Atlanta! Your air conditioner is now your best friend. Make sure it has a tune-up so it can run at peak performance, keeping everyone cool as the temperatures rise. The last thing you want to deal with is a break down to leave you without any air conditioning in the sweltering summer heat.

Benefits of a Tune-Up

  • Lower energy bills: Well-maintained systems are more efficient and use less energy, keeping your operating costs stable.
  • Improved reliability: Rest easy knowing your home will be comfortable during the hot summer months. Rarely are you faced with unexpected repairs if you regularly maintain your A/C unit.
  • Increased durability: By taking care of your A/C unit, you are increasing the your system’s lifespan.

What Does the Technician Do During a Tune-Up?

During your tune-up, an Atlanta Air Care certified HVAC technician will look for warning signs of potential breakdowns, and perform these steps:

  • Confirm quality of installation and evaluate overall condition
  • Examine area around equipment
  • Check equipment clearances
  • Confirm proper return air and size
  • Visually inspect duct system, water heater, grills, registers, and attic insulation.
  • Calibrate and level thermostat (to make sure your A/C isn’t working overtime)
  • Inspect all fittings for signs of oil and/or leakage
  • Inspect, tighten, and safety-test all electrical connections, wires, contacts, capacitors, and relays
  • Inspect safety controls and devices
  • inspect electrical disconnect box for proper rating and safe installation
  • Inspect oil and/or air filters
  • Inspect service valves for proper operation
  • Evaluate and clean blower components – measure amperage and voltage for proper operation
  • Evaluate starting capabilities
  • Measure temperature differential in supply and return
  • Replace or clean existing air filters (as needed)
  • Lubricate all moving parts
  • Clean condensate drain
  • Inspect and clean condenser and evaporator coil
  • inspect indoor coil if accessible
  • monitor, measure amperage and volt draw and wiring connections in compressor
  • Check unit for isolation pads
  • Check lines and fittings with refrigerant leak detector
  • Meter voltage and amperage in all motors; test for worn bearings.
  • Inspect the condenser fan motor and blades; lubricate if needed
  • Clean indoor coil if accessible
  • Test/inspect contractors for burned, pitted contacts
  • Inspect coolant levels and pressure (Low levels can burn out your compressor, resulting in the most costly A/C repair.)

Upon completion, your Atlanta Air Care technician will bring any problems or potential concerns to your attention and make recommendations for necessary part replacements or repairs. Protect your HVAC investment with a summer tune-up. For a small amount of money and time, the return on your investment could be huge! To ensure your system is operating efficiently and reliably, call Atlanta Air Care today and be worry-free all summer long.