A List of What You Can Expect During Air Conditioning Maintenance

You’ll hear this from any Nashville, TN HVAC contractor worth hiring: you must have air conditioning maintenance done each spring to prepare your home’s cooling system for the summer heat. The benefits of keeping up this annual schedule are numerous: improved air conditioner performance, lower electrical bills, longer system life, minimal amount of repairs, etc.

Few customers understand exactly what goes into professional air conditioning maintenance. There isn’t any specific reason that you need to know all the details about AC maintenance for your Nashville home, with the exception of how to change/clean the air filter on your own. However, this list of some of the steps a technician takes during maintenance will give you a sense of why this is such a crucial job:

  • Checking on the condenser and evaporator coils to see that they are properly absorbing and releasing heat. If the coils are dirty, the technician will detach them from the system and clean them. (Don’t try to clean them yourself.)
  • Changing the air filter, or cleaning it if the AC uses a permanent filter. This is a job you will need to take care of once a month during the summer, so make sure to ask your technician about how to do this if you don’t already know it.
  • Checking on refrigerant charge. The system’s refrigerant should remain at the same level (“charge”) when it operates. If the charge drops, the technician will know there is a leak somewhere. Sometimes an AC has too much charge, and the technician will siphon away the extra amount.
  • Lubricating and cleaning the motors that are responsible for operating the fans and the compressor. The motors are susceptible to dirt that will make them run down and possibly burn out, and maintenance will keep them operating in top shape as long as possible.
  • Check over the electrical system and make necessary adjustments and tightenings.
  • Clean out the condensate pan and drain so it isn’t in danger of overflowing.
  • Check the thermostat to see if it requires recalibration.

There are other steps that the technicians may take as he or she deems necessary. You will receive a report on any malfunction or damage that the technician thinks you should have repaired before the season starts. Repairs notwithstanding, you should have an air conditioner that’s ready for the Nashville Tennessee summer heat once the maintenance visit is done.

To schedule you air conditioning maintenance in Nashville, TN and the surrounding areas, call Mid-State Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing today.

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