It’s that time of year again. Time for your annual HVAC tune-up! Here is a checklist of what our technicians will do to ensure your system is running at peak efficiency all season long: :
Clean the air filters
It’s essential to keep your air filters clean because they help to remove dust, pollen, and other airborne particles from the air in your home. If your filters are clogged, it can make your heating and cooling system less efficient and cause it to work harder, leading to higher energy bills. You should check your air filters monthly and clean or replace them as needed. Measure the electrical resistance of ductwork and control system wires to ensure proper insulation and grounding. This is a great time to ensure your thermostat and/or humidifier are functioning properly (we can program it for you if needed!
Inspect and clean blower components:
As part of your annual HVAC tune-up, be sure to inspect and clean all blower components. This includes the blower motor, wheel, and housing. A professional technician will be able to do this quickly and efficiently. The blower motor is responsible for circulating air through the HVAC system. Over time, it can become clogged with dust and dirt. This can cause the motor to overheat and eventually fail. The blower wheel helps move air through the system and can become clogged with debris. If not cleaned regularly, this can lead to decreased airflow and efficiency. Finally, the blower housing encloses the motor and wheel. It, too, can become dirty over time, which can reduce airflow and cause other issues.
Our technician will inspect your blower for signs of wear and damage. If it looks good, he’ll disconnect and clean it with a brush to remove excess dirt, dust, and debris.
Inspect and clean evaporator coil:
When it comes to keeping your HVAC system running smoothly, one important maintenance task is to inspect and clean the evaporator coil. The evaporator coil is responsible for absorbing heat from the air in your home; over time, it can become dirty and clogged with dust. This can make your HVAC system work harder than it needs to, eventually damaging it. First, clean the evaporator coil off the power to your HVAC unit. Then remove the front panel so you can access the coil. Use a soft brush or vacuum attachment to gently remove any dirt or dust that has built up on the coil. Once you’ve cleaned off the visible dirt, use a commercial coil cleaning solution (available at most hardware stores) to clean the coil more thoroughly. If your evaporator coil is dirty, it won’t be able to do its job properly. That’s why inspecting and cleaning your coil at least once a year is important.
Inspect and clean condenser coil:
Your condenser coil is located outside your home and circulates air through your HVAC system. Ideally, this air is clean and void of contaminants. Our technician will clean it to remove any blockages and will spray foam to prevent future buildup. When cleaning your condenser coil, it’s important to prevent damage to the unit. Our technicians will use a soft brush and a vacuum hose with a soft tip attachment. We will also ensure to avoid damaging the fins (extensions) of the condenser coil. If your condenser is dirty, it can cause your system to run inefficiently and even break down. That s why it s important to have this cleaned regularly.
Inspect and clean outdoor compressor unit:
Your compressor system is located outside your home and is what connects your indoor unit to your outdoor unit. Our technician will inspect it, clean the coils and lubricate the fan motors. He’ll also test your unit’s pressure to ensure it runs at peak efficiency. Inspect and clean evaporator coil (indoor) The evaporator coil is what cools the air in your home. This process takes place in the indoor unit of your HVAC system.
Lubricate moving parts:
All moving parts in your HVAC system must be lubricated periodically to reduce wear and increase energy efficiency. Our technician will examine your fan motor and add oil if required. An evaporator coil is responsible for removing moisture from the air. It also removes odors and dust particles. A dirty coil can cause your HVAC system to work harder and may increase your energy bill.
Test operating pressures:
Your system’s ability to manage refrigerant can indicate its efficiency. If you have a crack in your system somewhere, a drop in pressure could be the result. Checking your refrigeration can help our technician determine if your system needs more refrigerant. You must have your system checked at least once a year. Ideally, the inspection should occur when you’re not using the system to avoid any unnecessary wear and tear on it in case of leaks or other issues.
Check safety controls:
Your system has several controls to ensure it is running safely and efficiently. These include the start capacitors to ensure they are properly functioning and the inductive motor to ensure it starts efficiently. Your HVAC motor performs an important function by controlling the refrigerant used to heat or cool your home. Our technician will check that it is working properly. Your system has several controls to ensure it is running safely and efficiently. These include the start capacitors to ensure they are properly functioning and the inductive motor to ensure it starts efficiently.
Tighten electrical connections:
Each connection in your thermostat must be tight and secure to ensure your system continues to operate efficiently. Our technician will examine each connection and tighten it if need be. Your technician will clean and sanitize the system, ensuring your equipment remains in top operating condition. Our technicians are also trained to handle any repairs that may be needed, such as replacing worn-out parts or fixing electrical connections or air filters.
Measure for correct air flow:
Our technician will measure the airflow in your ducts to ensure it is well controlled. Good airflow means heat is being distributed evenly throughout your house. A home inspection will also help identify any air leaks. Air leaks can be the source of high energy bills, increased wear and tear on HVAC equipment, and even poor indoor air quality. Check the efficiency of your HVAC system. Our technician will test the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems to make sure they are operating as efficiently as possible. This is done by comparing the amount of heat generated to the amount of energy used.
Clean or replace air filters:
A dirty HVAC filter can result in a clogged system, higher energy bills, and an overall reduction in efficiency. Our technician will check the filters in your system and change or clean them if required. Inspect and adjust ductwork Our technicians will inspect the ductwork in your home to ensure that it is operating correctly and that there are no leaks or blockages. Inspect and adjust ventilation hoods. Ventilation hoods are used for removing hot or cold air from a room. Our technician will inspect them to ensure they’re working correctly and make any adjustments needed.
Benefits of HVAC Tune-Up
By getting your HVAC system tuned up annually, you can avoid pricey repairs down the road and prolong the life of your system. And, as a bonus, you’ll enjoy more comfortable indoor temperatures all season long! Contact your local HVAC contractor for more information about air conditioner maintenance and repairs. All Time Air Conditioning has excellent customer history. Our technicians are experienced and know to do the job right. We offer competitive rates, excellent customer service, and high quality workmanship. Call today to schedule an appointment!