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Air Conditioning Maintenance in Delaware County

August 15, 2014

The Importance of Routine A/C Maintenance

Summer is winding down, and you A/C has been battling the Delaware heat for months.  But has it been properly maintained?  Air conditioner tune-ups performed on a regular basis maintain the functionality of the entire system. It’s a preventative maintenance not unlike why you have your vehicle serviced. It’s extremely important to ensure your entire unit is professionally cleaned and tuned up on a regular basis, according to manufacturer’s instructions.  Feehan Comfort Services can help you fix your A/C and keep it running strong so that, when next summer rolls around, you won’t have to worry at all.

What Will Happen if I Don’t Maintain My A/C?

Without professional upkeep of your air conditioning system, not only will could it fall into costly and inconvenient repairs, but you could also be jeopardizing your entire central air unit.

Without proper maintenance, many issues may arise within your system:

  • Dirty air filters and coils can cause insufficient air flow to be distributed.
  • Damaged wiring or faulty electrical connections can cause intermittent or sporadic performance.
  • A comprised compressor and clogged condenser, which will negatively affect the entire system.
  • A faulty fan, frozen lines, leaks and deficiency in temperature control are all symptoms  a system has not received routine maintenance.

What Should I Expect From a Routine Tune-Up?

A professionally trained technician should provide a thorough inspection of your entire air conditioning system, searching for any wear and tear on electrical parts and ducts. |The outside condenser unit should also be inspected to ensure it is breathing properly. If not, this can eventually cause the internal parts to overheat, which in turn, can negatively affect and damage the entire system.

The following is a full list of items you should make certain are performed during any routine air conditioning maintenance tune-up:

  • Check refrigerant for proper pressure and levels
  • Check all circuit breakers
  • Check safety controls
  • Check and clean blower components
  • Perform a visual inspection of outside unit
  • Perform testing of capacitor and relays
  • Perform inspection of fan belts and blades
  • Perform a complete cooling cycle
  • Perform inspection of electric connections and wires
  • Perform calculation of volts and amps
  • Perform inspection of any moving parts and lubricate, if necessary
  • Perform testing and calibration of thermostat
  • Clean and inspect condensate drain, evaporator coil, and condenser coil
  • Clean and replace all air filters
  • Compare temperature differences
  • Monitor the air conditioning start-up
  • Confirm proper air flow is emitting from vents

Don’t sweat breakdowns of your air conditioning system! Have Feehan provide routine maintenance tune-ups and keep it working like new, this summer and next!

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