What Your Home AC Tune-up Should Include

June 27, 2016

Summer has made its debut in Albany and the last thing you need is your AC breaking down during the extreme weather. Help stop your home’s air conditioner from malfunctioning with a seasonal air conditioning tune-up from Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

What exactly is an A/C system tune-up?

Simliar to how you go to your general practitioner every year for an evaluation, an air conditioner tune-up is a seasonal visit to make sure your central A/C system is healthy and operating correctly. Most common air conditioner tune-ups will entail condenser coil cleaning, calibrating the thermostat, examining your refrigerant levels and checking for leaks, examining and tightening all electrical connections, and analyzing the operation of the blower belt and motor.

AC tune-ups with Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

When you call Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for your air conditioning tune-up, our tune-ups incorporate a full visual inspection along with a detailed cleaning. Keeping reading for the full steps to our System Inspection and Precision air conditioning tune-up.

Inspection Steps*

Calibrating thermostat

Check air and/or oil filters

Check blower components

Measure for correct air flow

Inspect all electrical connections

Confirm proper system operation

Inspect quality of installation

Examine area around system

Examine AC clearances

Evaluate overall condition

Check condenser and evaporator coils

Analyze starting capabilities

Evaluate safety components

Assess temperature contrast in supply and return

Monitor refrigerant pressure

Inspect condensate drains

Tune-up Steps*

Clean and/or replace standard home air filters

Tighten electrical connections

Assess volts and amps

Lubricate all moving parts

Clean condensate drain

Apply protective coating

In-place cleaning of blower components

Observe cooling cycle

Apply biocide treatment

Clean condenser coil

*Where applicable

Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Albany is currently getting you ready for summer with discounts on air conditioning tune-ups and select home comfort system upgrades. To learn more or schedule your annual A/C system tune-up, call 518-417-2938 today!

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