Air Conditioning Maintenance

Air Conditioning Maintenance Mesa Arizona

Air Conditioning Maintenance

Regular maintenance and upkeep are of utmost importance in keeping your cooling system in optimum condition. Even top-of-the-line air conditioners need regular maintenance services to stay on top of the game.

However, you can easily neglect the maintenance of your HVAC system. In many homes, heating and cooling equipment are often among the most neglected pieces of equipment. Cleaning and replacing the air filter, for example, are easily forgotten. Routine checkups with an HVAC technician are usually put off until the AC unit shows signs of malfunctioning.

Why is AC maintenance important?

Customers ask why a perfectly working AC needs maintenance service.

Even the most outstanding equipment can only go so far without proper upkeep. An HVAC system’s compressor, filter, duct, evaporator coil, refrigerant lines, and other parts must work together to convert heat into cool air. If one part is broken, the whole system is at risk.

Air conditioner maintenance fixes component issues before they become real problems. It extends the life of your air conditioning unit so you can make the most of your investment. Maintenance also helps the air conditioner maintain its efficiency without consuming too much energy. Finally, an AC maintenance service maintains air quality in your home.

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How often does a heating and cooling system need maintenance

How often does a heating and cooling system need maintenance?

Every air conditioner must be checked, cleaned, and serviced twice a year, once before the start of the cooling season and once before the heating season begins. This prepares the unit for heavy use and prepares you in case something needs to be repaired or replaced, like a filter, a coil, or a leaking ductwork. All coils should be cleaned to maintain proper operation.

The bottom line is, prevention is better than cure. Maintenance services are preventive steps that you should use well to your advantage whether your system is an AC or a heat pump. A maintenance service ensures uninterrupted comfort in your home.

Does a new AC need maintenance service?

The user manual indicates the ideal time for maintenance services to commence. However, if your area gets excessive dust or your AC is overworked, you may have to ask a technician for a home service sooner than indicated by the manufacturer.

As soon as you start using your A/C unit, it begins to accumulate dust, dirt, and other air contaminants, so it’s always good practice to have a technician clean and tune up your AC, even new ones.

Your Indoor coil before Maintenance
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A DIRTY EVPORATOR COIL can be the source of many AC problems. Polluted indoor air, higher electric bills, premature equipment failure just to name a few.

Your Indoor Coil After Maintenance
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With a CLEAN EVAPORATOR COIL,  the air you breathe will be a lot healthier. Cleanings reduce all the bad stuff from the air circulation of your home.

Benefits of air conditioning maintenance

1. Avoid Unexpected Repair and Replacement Costs

Repair and replacement services can be costly. Poor upkeep leads to poor performance and, eventually, unnecessary repair and replacement expenses that may be prevented if the unit is regularly checked by an HVAC expert.

When our technicians provide home maintenance services, they ensure homeowners are made aware of potential problems that may arise from an HVAC component. These parts are often repaired or replaced before they become real problems or real HVAC emergencies.

In Mesa Arizona, a pre-season air conditioner maintenance service is very important because of the heat. Nobody wants to be caught in the heights of summer with a malfunctioning air conditioner. With thorough inspection and tuning up, we make sure our Arizona customers are ready to meet the hot summer months.

2. Extend Equipment Life

Heating and air conditioning systems are expensive investments. Replacing your home A C system every few years is wasting money, but without regular maintenance, you will inevitably need a new AC unit every few years.

For instance, when the air filter is clogged by dust and dander, air flow becomes restricted. Air cannot circulate properly throughout the house. To compensate for the clogged air filter, the other components of the air conditioner have to work harder, adding pressure to the system and consuming more electrical energy.

With regular maintenance services, filters and other HVAC components get cleaned, tuned up, and fixed. Maintenance removes the unnecessary pressure on your system components. Without undue pressure, wear and tear proceeds at a normal pace.

Maintenance extends the lifespan of your heating and air conditioning system by reducing the strain experienced by your AC unit.

3. Increase Energy Efficiency

A leaky duct alone loses about 30 percent of conditioned air and is one of the major causes of high energy consumption in 75 percent of US homes. The higher the energy consumption, the higher your utility bills.

Air conditioner maintenance ensures your air conditioner is running at its highest efficiency, without consuming more electrical energy than it has to.

4. Improve Indoor Air Quality

Regular AC maintenance fixes issues that lead to poor air quality in your home. This includes clogged filters and vents, leaky ducts, and many more.

If not fixed immediately, these issues leave some parts of the house without enough cool air. In the case of leaky ductwork, the leaks suck in air contaminants, like dust, dander, and even viruses and bacteria.

Your HVAC system is one of your first lines of defense against airborne diseases. It also provides your home the warmth and comfort you need. AC maintenance keeps your air conditioner working the way it should, reducing disease-causing airborne viruses and bacteria.

Does AC maintenance reduce utility bills?

A well-maintained unit does not need excess energy to work smoothly. It runs efficiently on its intended energy consumption. Utility bills start increasing when the air conditioner has to work harder than it has to in order to compensate for malfunctioning components.

When duct leaks are completely sealed, customers save an average of 10 to 15 percent on their monthly energy bills.

Does AC maintenance reduce utility bills?

After watching a YouTube video or two about AC maintenance, you may be tempted to try tips on your central air conditioning unit instead of calling the professionals.

While there are some things that you can do on your own, it is best to leave maintenance services to professional AC Company. We always have AC/furnace technicians available to help

Cleaning and replacing air filters, checking thermostat settings, making sure the breaker hasn’t tripped, and cleaning the area around the condenser unit to debris away from the coils. These are some of the things you can do with the help of the user manual issued by the dealer and some online tips.

Other parts of the HVAC systems, like the evaporator coils, drain pipe, furnace, condenser and condenser coil, and compressor need professional know-how. For your safety, do not attempt to tune up and repair these components on your own. A professional HVAC dealer will have a entire air conditioner maintenance checklist to go through. That’s what we are here for.

What's included in professional air conditioning Tune Up

What's included in professional air conditioning Tune Up?

Professional AC tune up varies from one service provider to another. When customers call Air Care Cooling & Heating LLC, they get a thorough inspection and check up of both indoor components and the outdoor unit.

In the outdoor unit, our technicians check for disconnected or burned capacitor wires and fuses and kinked condenser wiring. They tighten the wires that connect the capacitor and check the refrigerant pressures and the refrigerant lines. The technicians test the run capacitors and the gas piping.

Condenser coil fins are cleaned and straightened using a fin comb. A steady stream of water from a hose is oftentimes enough to clean the fins, but sometimes, a special cleaning solution is used to remove excess dirt from the fins. Our HVAC technicians ensure the condensate drain line is draining properly.

Inside the house, the technicians are just as thorough with their inspection. They check and calibrate the thermostat settings, inspect the air handler and the air ducts for leaks, take the exiting and returning air temperature, and make sure the return duct is in good condition.

These are just a few of the inclusions of our professional AC maintenance services in Mesa AZ. You can always call our hotlines to request more information or to schedule an appointment.

How to find the right HVAC contractor?

Air Care Cooling & Heating LLC is the right HVAC contractor for all your needs. We understands the importance of the air conditioner in your house. We will help you maintain your air conditioner’s efficiency without overspending on your budget.

For homeowners in Mesa Arizona and nearby cities, we provide free cost estimates, site and equipment evaluation, and inspection reports. Our professional technicians make sure homeowners understand what is going on with their air conditioners and what are the best solutions to possible headaches that may arise in the future.

Our technicians provide thorough and efficient maintenance services and see to it that your air conditioning system stays in its peak performance.

Call Us Today For All Your AC Maintenance Needs!

We have your best interests at heart, and we are devoted to quality air conditioning service on each and every job.  We ensure that we will  respect your home,  we will show up when we say we will and we will always leave the work area cleaner than we found it. It is with this knowledge and expertise that we have retained all our clients for the last 2 decades. 

Our expertise, our friendly, trained staff and customer service reps complement our great company history. This is what allows us to continue to thrive each day. Great team work with a proven track record. Call today to schedule appointment!

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