The Importance of Air Conditioner Maintenance

Temperatures are reaching thirty degrees, and you have spent the day outside with your family. Coming home, you look forward to a relaxing evening in front of the air conditioner, but when you open your door, you are hit by a wall of hot air. Checking your air conditioning system, you find the motor has died. You ask yourself why things like this always seem to happen at the worst possible time. It doesn’t have to happen.

You go for annual checkups to keep your body working and you take your car in for regular maintenance, so it doesn’t leave you stranded along a road somewhere. The same principle works for air conditioning. By performing an annual maintenance on your air conditioner, you can catch any possible issues early enough to have them fixed before it is too late.

Allow the skilled technicians at Romaniuk Heating & Air Conditioning to provide a thorough inspection and cleaning of your Edmonton & Surrounding Area’s home’s AC system. To schedule air conditioner maintenance, call us at 7804480078

Benefits of Regular Maintenance

You probably don’t have the kind of money to run out and buy a new air conditioning system every year; most of us don’t. Among the benefits of regular maintenance is being able to extend the life of your current system. Consider these additional benefits:

Reduced stress – Clogged ducts and filters make the air conditioner work harder to try and put out the same amount of air. Clogged ducts and filters add stress to the motor and cooling units—causing them to break down faster.

Improved health – A filter can only hold so much material before it eventually stops filtering the air. Any air that does get through is contaminated with all the debris that it must go through. This plays havoc with allergies and irritates those with breathing problems.

Enhanced comfort – Many people, especially the very young and the elderly, can’t handle extremes in temperature. By keeping your air conditioner in tune, you are better able to control the temperature within your home, making it comfortable for all.

What Should Your Tune-Up Include?

Before the warm weather hits, Romaniuk Heating & Air Conditioning suggests you change your filter. Changing your filter is usually a matter of sliding the old one out and replacing it with a new one.

Other things that need to be done include:

Checking ducts for debris and clean them. If air can’t get through, it can back up into the unit and cause damage.

Checking refrigerant pressures. If the refrigerant is leaking, it will not be able to work and can do damage to anything it leaks on.

Look for broken, chipped or otherwise damaged spots on internal parts. Often these parts will have damage that isn’t readily noticeable. Continuing to run the air conditioner will ultimately result in the unit failing that will eventually need to be replaced.

Check thermostat. Thermostats are touchy and can register incorrect temperatures. This results in the unit putting out too much air or not enough. Upgrading to a smart thermostat can save you money down the road.

To set up a call for preventative maintenance please give us a call 7804480078

Air Conditioner Maintenance Checklist

The following are just a few of the items that our expert air conditioner technicians will check as part of our routine air conditioner maintenance service:

Blower Motor – measure amperage and voltage for proper operation
Thermostat – test for proper operation, calibrate and level
Replace existing air filter (as needed)
Bearing’s – inspect for wear and lubricate
Inspect indoor coil
Condensate Drain – flush and treat with anti-algae
Inspect Condenser Coil
Refrigerant – monitor operating pressures
Safety Devices – inspect for proper operation
Electrical Disconnect Box – inspect for proper rating and safe installation
Electrical Wiring – inspect and tighten connections, Test/inspect contactors for burned, pitted contacts, Inspect electrical for exposed wiring, Inspect and test capacitors.
Inspect fan blade
Clean condenser coil and remove debris
Inspect service valves for proper operation
Measure Supply/Return temperature differential
Inspect ductwork for energy loss
Compressor – monitor, measure amperage and volt draw and wiring connections

Contact us today to set up an appointment 7804480078