How Spring Maintenance Extends AC Lifespan
We all want to get the most out of various components around our homes, and HVAC fixtures like the air conditioner are some of the top examples here due to how often they run and how significant a role they play in our comfort. There are several things you can do to maximize the lifespan of your air conditioner, and one that’s especially prudent this time of year is seasonal maintenance.
At Accurate Air, we’re here to offer a wide range of air conditioning maintenance and tune-up services in addition to our repairs and new AC installations for clients around Tempe and Scottsdale. Here are some of the direct ways these basic spring inspections and tune-ups of your system will help extend its lifespan and allow you to get the absolute most out of it.
Addressing Built-Up Issues from the Off-Season
While the off-season for air conditioners in Arizona is relatively short, there is still a period where the machine is largely inactive. During this time dirt and other debris can build up inside of it, leading to clogs and decreased performance when you turn it on again in summer.
One of the key functions of spring AC maintenance, then, is to make sure all of these built-up issues are addressed and the machine is back to functioning at its best. That way, you can rest assured it’ll be ready for optimal performance as soon as summer weather hits.
We might look for several different signs of buildup, from small clogs in the filter to larger issues with the coils or fan. Our team is trained on all these potential signs and able to inspect for them as soon as a service call comes in. These measures will help ensure that your air conditioner runs smoothly and efficiently throughout summer.
Inspecting Basic Components
Once we’ve made sure that any built-up issues have been addressed, the next step is to inspect key components of your air conditioner. This could include checking for any looming problems with the fan or the coils. We will also check the coolant levels and make sure they’re at an acceptable level, since having too much or too little can cause significant performance issues.
And if any notable issues come up within any of those components, our team is also well-equipped to handle the repairs needed. That way you can rest assured that your air conditioner will be functioning properly as a whole.
In contrast, those who do not arrange these appointments will often be left in the dark about these minor issues – that is, until they grow into more serious problems and require costly repairs.
Thermostat Checks and Upgrades
One element that plays an important role in long-term performance of your air conditioner is the thermostat. When any of its settings aren’t quite right or you don’t have a modern digital one in place, you may be losing out on energy and cost savings that could otherwise be realized.
For this reason, our team can also provide services related to upgrading and calibrating your current thermostat, or installing a whole new one. This way, you’ll be able to ensure that the temperature inside your home is always as comfortable as it should be while still keeping an eye on energy costs.
Furthermore, thermostat adjustments ensure your system isn’t operating under any settings that might strain the AC. For instance, if the fan is running unnecessarily long or the temperature is set too low, it could be putting a strain on your air conditioner – but if you upgrade and calibrate your thermostat, it will be running as efficiently as possible.
Checking Filters and Other Efficiency Areas
Efficiency is another major factor to consider when it comes to getting the most from your air conditioner. To make sure that you get the best energy savings possible, our team can come in and take a look at filters, ducts and other simple features that may be impacting efficiency.
We’ll check for any signs of clogs or damage in these areas (which can be caused by a variety of factors), and make sure that your air conditioner is able to work as best it can. This in turn will maximize its efficiency, so you’re not spending more on energy than you have to.
In addition, we’ll also give advice on ways for you to maintain these systems yourself; for instance, you can be sure to change your filters every few months for maximum efficiency.
By taking these measures, you not only extend the life of your air conditioner but also ensure it runs at peak performance levels when summer temperatures hit! At Accurate Air, we can help you do just that with our comprehensive AC maintenance services for clients around Tempe and Scottsdale. Contact us today to learn more!