Your AC unit has many parts that work together to bring the cold air you love in spring and summer into your home. Having any one part of the unit not working to its fullest capacity can not only decrease the overall efficiency, but it can lead to a shorter lifespan of the unit.
Having regular maintenance on your AC unit prevents any damage and cuts down on the chances of an AC repair down the line. It also saves you time and money as the seasons change and intensify, which require more frequent usage of your air conditioner. You’ll want an AC tune-up twice a year – once before the peak cooling season in summer and again before the heating season in winter. In other words, this is the perfect time for your pre-summer tune-up.
Why Have Maintenance Frequently?
Your AC unit is an investment in your home, and it can be even more expensive later down the line to fully replace it. By having regular tune-ups, it ensures the unit will last longer and function properly year-round.
The more use a unit gets, the more frequently you should get a tune-up.
At Champion AC, our professionals provide a 17-Point AC Tune-Up Checklist. This checklist entails every point of contention that needs regular attention and focus to extend the life of your unit. Our tune-up checklist goes in a circular manner of operation.
- Checking the refrigerant level
- Inspecting the condenser fan motor
- Checking contactor points
- Cleaning or replacing the standard air filter
- Checking the squirrel cage
- Checking the thermostat for proper calibration
- Checking the low-voltage wiring
- Checking the disconnect box
- Conducting a full energy audit of the AC system
- Checking the compressor
- Tightening all electrical connections
- Inspecting the condenser coil
- Checking the evaporator fan motor
- Checking the temperature drop at coil
- Checking the fan relay
- Inspecting the plenum
- Checking the breakers
Each aspect of the checklist makes sure that the most important parts of your unit are running at peak quality and efficiency. This checklist ensures that both you and your AC unit are getting the most out of your tune-up service.
How Can I Remember to Get Maintenance Done?
We know that remembering when to schedule a regular tune-up can be worrisome, so we took all the worry out of the equation for you! Champion AC offers different AC maintenance plans to fit your home and AC unit’s needs, including having two scheduled tune-ups a year. The base plan starts at $180 per year and allows for any other kinds of maintenance or service your unit needs.
For an AC tune-up or questions regarding your AC unit for the warming weather, contact one of our professionals at Champion AC to help assist you in any of your AC maintenance needs.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.