Choosing to have your air conditioner serviced before the winter shutdown or prior to cranking it up again in the springtime is really a personal choice. The important point is that you do have professional air conditioner maintenance done before you start it up again the following year. Likely, you’ve run the air conditioner a lot during the warmer season, and the unit has incurred some wear and tear. For good winter care, you can cover the outdoor unit to prevent debris, leaves and insects from accumulating on the unit’s coils. A cover will also protect the cabinet from the winter elements. Just be sure to remove the cover before you use your air conditioner again.
The Benefits and Importance of Regular Air Conditioner Maintenance
If you’re not signed up for a preventative service plan, it’s always best to schedule an AC tune up before using your air conditioner again in the warmer season. With an AC tune up, technicians perform the same tasks as if you had a regular maintenance plan. With regular maintenance, you will keep your unit operating efficiently and increase the lifespan of the unit up to 30 percent. It will also help you avoid frequent breakdowns and the need for costly repairs. Along with saving money on utility costs, you’ll be enjoying a cool and comfortable indoor environment with regular maintenance. Another important fact to remember is that there are many manufacturers that require regular ac maintenance by a certified HVAC technician to keep the warranty valid.
What Technicians do During a Regular AC Maintenance Visit
HVAC technicians arrive with a long checkpoint list of service tasks to perform while on a maintenance visit. Using specialized equipment, they check for refrigerant leaks and make repairs when necessary. If needed, they will also recharge the refrigerant. Other routine tasks include cleaning both indoor and outdoor coils, oiling motor parts, inspecting the fan blower, testing the thermostat and replacing any worn belts. It’s also the opportune time for technicians to troubleshoot and repair small issues before larger ones develop.
AC Service at Hollub
Located on the northwest side of Chicago, we offer HVAC service to the Wicker Park Chicago area. Our AC services include routine maintenance, repairs and the installation of energy efficient ac systems. Our skilled technicians at Hollub are both seasoned and certified and can work on any model or type of air conditioner. With our 100 percent guarantee on all work performed, our customers can have peace of mind. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, we offer a wide variety of ac systems that provide both ultimate indoor comfort and efficiency. Feel free to give us a call for a free in-home estimate.