AC Maintenance Services in Pearland
Preventative AC Services in Houston & Surrounding Areas
Any home that has an air conditioner is making a significant financial commitment to their home or business comfort. Having confidence that your air conditioning will provide you with efficient and effective cooling throughout the year is essential to your satisfaction. The Air Check Mechanical team has been Google Certified for Home Services, and all our staff have been background checked and confirmed, in addition to being hand-picked to guarantee that your technician has the appropriate training and experience. This means that you can rely on our staff to perform high-quality air conditioning maintenance services that will preserve your house as well as your financial investment in your air conditioner.
One of the most critical aspects of keeping your air conditioner in fine shape is arranging an annual air conditioner maintenance service, ideally before the cooling season begins, to ensure that it is operating at peak efficiency. When your air conditioner is tuned up, you can rest assured that it is in peak operating condition and will endure for many years to come. In addition, our professionals at Air Check Mechanical Service can handle minor concerns that could develop into larger and potentially more costly ones in the future if left unattended.
Please contact Air Check Mechanical as soon as possible to book an appointment for air conditioning maintenance service!
Checklist for Maintaining Your Air Conditioner
There are a few things that homeowners can do to ensure that their air conditioner runs as efficiently as possible throughout the year. Some of these activities are simple enough for homeowners to complete on their own; however, other jobs should be left to a professional air conditioner maintenance provider like Air Check Mechanical.
Here are a few suggestions to help keep your air conditioner running smoothly:
- Clear the area around the unit of brush and garbage.
- Every spring, thoroughly clean the condenser coils.
- Replace any HVAC air filters that have become clogged.
- Check to see that the condensate drain is not clogged.
In the United States, a simple air conditioning tune-up tends to cost between $45 and $125. This particular service includes inspecting the major components of your air conditioner, particularly the condenser, to determine how well they are operating and whether any parts need to be replaced. Most standard tune-ups do not include the cleaning of the evaporator coil or the cleaning of the ductwork.
The extended tune-ups range in price from $200 to $500 and include an inspection of the heating and cooling components of your air conditioner. If your refrigerant needs to be recharged or if a major component of your system needs to be repaired, you will be charged an additional fee.
How Often Should You Get an Air Conditioner Tune Up?
When it comes to the frequency of air conditioning tune ups, the generally accepted answer is once a year. If you have an older central air conditioning unit in your home, however, we recommend that you have it serviced twice a year at the very least. The older your air conditioning unit, the more maintenance and care it requires, as its mechanical parts begin to age.
“I reached out to several companies and Mr. Don with Aircheck was the first to get back to me in a timely manner to service my home.”Ashley C.
You will benefit from AC maintenance services provided by a trained HVAC contractor in the following ways:
Increased HVAC System Lifespan
When your system is properly maintained, it will last for a longer period of time. Maintenance such as filter replacements and tune-ups can help to lessen the stress placed on important components, allowing them to continue to run with fewer problems. You’ll save money by not having to replace worn-out components. And, given the high cost of AC replacement, this is an advantage that is well worth the investment.
Increased Cooling Productivity
When you keep your central air conditioning system in good working order, it operates more consistently to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. You’ll use less electricity with a highly maintained unit as well!
Lower Energy Costs
A more efficient system is less expensive to operate, which allows you to save cash. According to the United States Department of Energy, even keeping up with preventative maintenance can result in savings of up to 30% on your energy cost.
Improvement Of Indoor Air Quality
During our HVAC maintenance services, we will replace air filters and thoroughly clean your system, which will improve the overall quality of the indoor air you breathe. It has been shown that poor indoor air quality can increase dust, allergens, and other airborne particles, in addition to infections, and that it is associated with a number of health concerns. It is therefore critical to have clean air in one’s own home.
Much Lower Need for AC Repair
Because a properly maintained system is less likely to experience a breakdown, you can be assured that your air conditioner will be ready to serve you on a daily basis. In fact, you can lower the likelihood of a breakdown by up to 95% with proper maintenance. You will save money on significant repairs and will have longer time before you need to replace the system as a result.
Cleaning and Repair of Air Conditioners
It’s critical to take good care of your air conditioning equipment so that it lasts longer, performs better, and helps you save money on your energy bills. Maintenance of your air conditioner is critical to ensuring that it is efficient and reliable, and that it will continue to serve you for many years to come. Air conditioner repair should be scheduled when your conditioned air isn’t chilly enough or is excessively humid.
Inspection of the Condenser
The inspection of your air conditioner’s condenser is the first step in any professional air conditioning tune up. The AC unit cover is removed, and any debris that has accumulated on and in the coils and fan is thoroughly cleaned away. When the condenser coils are dirty, the transfer of heat is reduced, and your air conditioner may have issues cooling generally, or in specific areas of your house or business.
Monitoring the Refrigerant Levels
If your AC unit’s refrigerant levels are low, it could indicate a leak, so it’s important to have those levels checked on a regular basis, like whenever you have an AC tune up. Prior to adding refrigerant, our technician identifies the source of the leak, and repairs it if possible.
Visually Inspect Electrical Components
A tune up for an air conditioner also includes a visual inspection of all critical electrical components. Capacitors and contactors are inspected for signs of wear and tear and are replaced as necessary. If your capacitor fails as a result of overheating or power fluctuations, it can prevent your air conditioner from operating altogether.
Inspect Air Filters
Most homeowners are capable of changing or cleaning their own air filters, but having a professional perform this task once a year during an air conditioner tune-up is always a good idea. It’s possible that you won’t be able to clean it thoroughly, or that you won’t be able to tell whether the filters need to be replaced. Plus, life gets busy, and there are times when even the most organized of us may forget such routine maintenance.
The fan balance will be checked by a technician, as improper fan balance can cause heat dissipation issues, as well as cause the unit to run inefficiently.
Drain Pan Cleaning Service
When the moisture from your home is removed, it is collected in a drain pan and is disposed of appropriately. Without regular emptying, this pan has the potential to become clogged. More advanced air conditioner tune ups also include cleaning and clearing the drain line, among other things.
Lubrication of Moving Parts
Over time, the oil in your air conditioner’s motors may begin to leak, increasing wear and tear on the unit. A professional AC tune up almost always includes thoroughly lubricating all moving parts, such as fans and motors, to ensure their continued efficiency.