Importance of Pre-Season AC Inspection

While March weather can be a little unpredictable, spring is officially here, and before you know it, summer will follow. Is your central air conditioning system primed to keep your home cool and comfortable when the mercury rises?

Your AC system should be inspected by a professional technician at least once every year, ideally before you need it, so that come summer, you can be sure it’s ready to work hard day and night all season long. In reality, many homeowners skip this essential preventive maintenance, assuming the day they switch the thermostat to “on,” it’ll be ready to go. Until one day, it becomes clear that their AC wasn’t up to the job this year and appears to have gone on strike.

What’s Included in Preseason AC Maintenance?

Our trained and experienced service technician will thoroughly inspect your cooling system, address any problems you may be experiencing, and complete routine services designed to help you get the most out of your system this summer.

Here are just of the things our technician will go through to ensure reliable performance of your AC system:

  • Test thermostat, AC, blower shutoff, and wiring
  • Inspect electrical components and connections
  • Inspect supply registers and return vents for blockages
  • Replace the air filter if needed
  • Clean and flush the drain line
  • Test all safety controls
  • Inspect capacitors and connectors for rust or corrosion
  • Clean condenser coil
  • Test compressor, fan motor, and blower motor
  • Inspect refrigerant charges and verify they meet manufacturer specs.

Benefits of Preseason AC Maintenance

  • Reduces your cooling costs. While your central air system can usually handle cooling your home, if it’s not operating at peak efficiency, you’ll pay more than you have to. During a preseason inspection and tune-up, your technician will optimize your system so your home stays cool for less.
  • Lowers risk of system breakdowns. If you’ve ever had to go through a hot, humid day (or night!) without air conditioning, you know how miserable it can be. A preseason air conditioning tune-up helps minimize repairs because minor issues are spotted before they become major emergency repairs.
  • Helps your system last longer. If you want to prevent premature system failure, routine maintenance is critical. Annual preventive maintenance adds years to the life of your system and components and even keeps manufacturer’s warranties valid.
  • Improves indoor air quality. Just as your patio furniture has been sitting unused, collecting dust in your garage or shed, your air conditioning components accumulate a layer of dirt, dust, and other debris during the off-season. And if not cleaned, all those particles and allergens are pushed into your living space.

To learn more about how you can benefit from regular HVAC maintenance or to schedule your preseason A/C tune-up, contact Pann Home Services today.

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