When was the last time you scheduled an air conditioning inspection and tune-up at your home? If it's been more than a year, you're overdue. Specifically, an AC inspection and tune-up can help make you aware of potential problems with your home's air conditioning system and even prolong the life of your system. Not sure what to expect from such an inspection? These services can vary from one HVAC company to the next, but there are some things you can typically expect to be included with your service call.
Cleaning of Components
Keeping certain parts of your air conditioning system clean is important -- not just to keeping your AC running smoothly, but maximizing efficiency as well. Therefore, as part of your inspection and tune-up, your HVAC professional should take the time to clean your system's condensing coils and evaporator coils. The inside of the central AC system should also be cleaned out of debris to help ensure proper drainage.
When was the last time you replaced your home's air filter? If it's been more than 90 days or so, there's a good chance it needs replaced. A dirty filter not only affects the air quality in your home, but it can also make your air conditioning system run more than it needs to. An HVAC professional will check your home's filter and let you know if it needs replacement; some will even carry replacements on-hand and include free replacement as part of your service call, but this can vary.
Review of Filtration and Circulation System
Depending on how old your home is, it's possible that your existing ductwork and circulation system is stifling your AC unit and keeping it from operating as efficiently as it could. Therefore, most HVAC companies will include a full assessment of your home's ductwork and look for ways that filtration and air circulation could be maximized. This could include recommendations for adding new ductwork or even re-routing existing ducts and vents for better results. If you have a two-story home, you may even benefit from having a zone cooling system installed.
These are just a few of the services that should be included with a basic AC inspection and tune-up. This, in addition to basic testing or checking of things like your AC's defrost controls and amperage, should give you a better overall idea of the health of your home's air conditioning system.
To learn more, contact a company like TemperaturePro of Central Maryland.