With spring here, you'll be turning on the A/C before you know it. Before you do, though, it's recommended that you have your cooling equipment serviced by a licensed technician. HVAC experts cite the importance of regular preventive maintenance to keep home heating and cooling equipment running its best.
Turning on the A/C after a long winter of dormancy can cause problems if your equipment isn't up to the task. If any components aren't functioning optimally, you may soon find yourself with an expensive repair job on your hands. It's must better to invest in a tune-up to prevent the kind of major mechanical problems that might otherwise spring up.
Here's what to expect from a spring air conditioning tune-up:
- A pressure test to make sure that your air conditioner isn't overworking to achieve normal levels of indoor comfort
- A close check of all wiring, electrical connections, belts and hoses
- Refrigerant checks and adjustments (if adjustments are necessary)
- A change of the oil in your air conditioner's compressor
- Comprehensive tests to ensure that all switches and controls are working properly
- Thermostat checks to make sure all system controls are in synch
Catching small problems before they become big problems can save you hundreds of dollars or more. Even if you haven't encountered problems with your cooling equipment in the past, it's strongly recommended that you schedule a maintenance check-up before turning on the A/C this spring. At the very least, it will ensure that your air conditioner is running at peak efficiency, which can help keep your home cooling costs in check over the course of a long and hot summer.
At Joe Behr Plumbing & Heating, we offer affordable and comprehensive air conditioning maintenance packages to our valued customers. Our courteous and knowledgeable professionals will be happy to tune up your cooling equipment to ensure it runs reliably all summer long. If you'd like to inquire about pricing or schedule service, please contact us. We have been serving customers in the mid-Ohio area since 1965.
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Joe Behr Plumbing and Heating, Inc. services the Mid-Ohio area.