Air Conditioning 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. By performing annual maintenance on your air conditioner, you can catch possible issues early enough to have them fixed before it is too late.

Romaniuk Heating’s Maintenance Checklist

Wondering what our team looks for during a routine air conditioner maintenance service?

  • Measure blower motor amperage and voltage for proper operation
  • Test thermostat for proper operation, calibrate and level
  • Replace existing air filter (if needed)
  • Inspect bearings for wear and lubricate
  • Inspect indoor coil
  • Flush and treat condensate drain with anti-algae
  • Inspect & clean condenser coil
  • Monitor refrigerant operating pressures
  • Inspect for proper operation of safety devices
  • Inspect for proper rating and safe installation of electrical disconnect box
  • Electrical wiring inspection: inspect and tighten connections, test/inspect contactors for burned, pitted contacts, inspect electrical for exposed wiring, inspect and test capacitors.
  • Inspect fan blade
  • Inspect service valves for proper operation
  • Measure supply/return temperature differential
  • Inspect ductwork for energy loss
  • Compressor inspection: monitor, measure amperage and volt draw and wiring connections

Allow the skilled technicians at Romaniuk Heating & Air Conditioning to provide a thorough inspection and cleaning of your home’s AC system. To schedule air conditioner maintenance, call us at (780) 448-0078.

How Can I Do A DIY Air Conditioning Tune-Up?

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.

Benefits of Regular Maintenance

Most of us don’t want to buy a new air conditioning system every year. Along with the obvious financial benefits of regular AC maintenance, consider these additional benefits:

  • 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 can control the temperature within your home, making it comfortable for all.
  • Reduced stress on the unit. 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.