Pre Summer Tune Up For Air Conditioning Units in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV
Since AC units are built to last ten or more years, home owners sometimes take that to mean that they won’t break down no matter what. That is not necessarily the case, since manufacture life expectancy rely on proper installations, regular maintenance, and inspections. AC units that are properly maintained can and do often make it well past their life expectancy.
Good Maintenance Habits for Home Owners
HVAC system should have their air filters changed every month during active use to allow the system to run at the right pressure, free of contaminants. An air filter which is not changed can develop mildew and other growths, as well as become clogged and result in less air pressure as well as bad air quality. Not changing an air filter on time can also cause allergies to worsen for those that have them. Essentially, air filter swaps are the easiest way to maintain an HVAC system and can be done by anyone.
Another good habit for home owners is to occasionally wash their AC unit down with a hose. It is never advised to direct water directly into the unit, but rather to use it to wipe off dirt and dust gently. Insuring that mulch, dirt, and other debris are not too close to the unit to dirty it during storms and wind bursts is also important. Likewise, home owners should also keep plants and other objects away from their unit. Keeping it clear at all times will insure that it has to work less without having extra heat inside the unit due to it being bogged down with debris that acts as an insulator.
Maintenance Steps for Las Vegas and Henderson, NV HVAC Technicians
Just like home owners have good habits to follow in order to keep their HVAC system in shape and running, HVAC technicians have their own comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities to make sure that AC units go well beyond their life expectancy. At A-Tech Heating and Cooling, our technicians make it a priority to complete all of the steps below and much more to insure excellent AC service and reliability all year long:
- Pressure and coolant level inspection
- Thermostat sensor testing to insure proper operation (non-digital)
- Critical wire and connection inspection
- Inspect the evaporator coil (if necessary)
- Inspect the condenser and motor fan system
- Add lubrication to fan motor if necessary
- Inspect compressor amps and capacitor readings
The general steps outlined above are a few of the steps that technicians at A-Tech Heating and Cooling know by heart, and engage in vigorously during pre-summer tune ups for HVAC systems in Las Vegas. It’s without doubt that home owners which keep their AC units maintained, as well as get them tuned up before the peak season for them arrives, they will reduce unnecessary repair and replacement expenses down the road.
An AC unit is an amazing piece of technology which can bring comfort and reliability to your home, but it can also become a burden if not properly taken care of throughout the years. What do you do in your own home to insure that your AC does not fail during a hot summer day? If you don’t engage in the proper AC unit habits and getting it maintained, then you may be waiting for a problem to occur. At A-Tech Heating and Cooling, we believe that the best way to fix an AC unit is to avoid having it break down at all. For more information on our pre-summer tune up or to answer any questions you may have, give us a call at 702-489-5500.
The A-Tech Heating and Cooling Approach
At A-Tech we know that a clean running AC saves its homeowner money on their energy bill, as well as in the lowered repair and replacements down the road caused by improper maintenance. As much as our pre-summer tune up is designed to insure that the system runs effectively and well past its life expectancy, our technicians are also dedicated to lower your energy bills by making sure your AC unit draws as little power as possible.
A well running AC unit can be a comfort not only to the home owners and residents within, but also to the wallet every month when bills come around. If you’re interested in lowering your AC energy bills this summer, then give us a call and we’ll be happy to help: 702-489-5500.