Summers in Shelbyville, Tennessee, can be excruciatingly hot when they want to be. Scheduling an AC maintenance visit before the heat starts will ensure your system works efficiently, lower utility bills, reduce breakdowns, and even extend your system’s lifespan. Find out what you should expect from your spring maintenance visit.

What is Preventive Maintenance?

During a preventive maintenance visit, your technician will inspect every aspect of your system, as well as clean and calibrate your equipment. During this evaluation, your technician can find any small problems that might have arisen since the last check-up and fix them before they become bigger, more expensive issues.

Preventive air conditioner maintenance plans typically include two visits per year before drastic weather changes, one in spring and another in fall. That’s because drastic weather changes in summer and winter can cause your system to work harder than normal, which may lead to small problems turning into complete breakdowns without proper maintenance.

Spring AC Tune-Up Tasks

Your technician will perform a thorough inspection and tune-up of your air conditioning system during a spring maintenance visit. Here are some tasks that will be included during your visit:

  • Check evaporator coil
  • Check refrigerant charge, adjust level and rule out leaks
  • Check and change filters where applicable
  • Clean debris from the condenser
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Check airflow settings
  • Calibrate thermostat settings if needed
  • Lubricate moving parts to prevent wear and tear
  • Clean air handler and condenser coils
  • Check voltage and controls for safe operation
  • Test float and safety switches

Benefits of Air Conditioning Maintenance

Preventive AC maintenance will identify any issues that might not be evident to you as a homeowner. This gives your technician a chance to fix the problem before it becomes bigger and causes your air conditioner to fail when you need it most. Since your system is now properly maintained, you’ll see a decrease in your utility bills. That’s because the AC is not working harder than it needs to, so, therefore, it isn’t wasting energy.

If you’re ready to keep your system working at peak efficiency and would like to learn more about our preventive maintenance service, call our experts at McKamey Heating and Cooling today.

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