The Importance of Air Conditioner Maintenance

Mar 15, 2019 | Air Conditioning

You child hugs their mom in the kitchen, giving her yellow flowers in Knoxville, TN, in a home where AC maintenance was performed.

When the temperatures in Knoxville, TN, head to the top of the thermometer, it’s not the time for your air conditioner (AC) to be on the blink. Regular annual maintenance on your AC will go a long way in preventing that situation from happening.

Just as your car requires regular maintenance to keep running smoothly and efficiently, so does your AC. Keeping current on its upkeep helps to ensure its efficiency, dependability, and longevity.

The best time of year to have your AC serviced is spring, even if you reside in a locale with pretty warm weather all year long. Call AA-AIR CO., to make your appointment to have one of our skilled and knowledgeable technicians come out to your home to maintain your unit.

Before the temperatures hit those triple digits, it’s best to have your investment protected by having it cleaned and inspected. In addition to thoroughly cleaning the unit, our technician will inspect your AC in its entirety to be sure everything is working properly. By having this done annually, you can typically head off any larger repairs. The technician can spot and diagnose anything that may potentially become a bigger problem in the future or any part that may be beginning to present excessive wear and take the necessary steps to address it now. 

A few things to expect your technician to clean and inspect during your annual service are:

Inspect the AC’s evaporator coil and clean the condenser coil. Keeping the coils clean helps to keep your AC’s ability to cool your home at a maximum and prevent the system from running longer than needed, thus cutting down on your energy costs.

Inspect and adjust the blower components for proper system airflow to create increased comfort levels.

Check the aluminum fins. They’re located at the rear of the unit and can become bent or crushed when objects touch them. This reduces the overall efficiency of the unit.

Inspect the internal parts for broken, chipped, or otherwise damaged parts, which may not be easily noticed. If your AC continues to run with damaged spots, it will eventually cause your system to fail.

Check the coolant level. If refrigerant levels are low you probably have a leak. If the unit operates while low on coolant it could damage expensive internal components like the compressor.

Check the operation of the thermostat. It is important for all modes of the thermostat to work correctly for you to be comfortable in your home.

Your air conditioner is an investment worth protecting for many factors. Keeping up with the recommended annual maintenance does save you money long term by spotting potential needed repairs, preventing your AC from costing you more money to operate and helping your system to last in your home years longer. Call AA-AIR CO., to schedule your maintenance appointment now. Our technicians are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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