Springtime! If you’re a dog (and I’m assuming you’re not), this is one of the best times of the year: not too hot, not too cold, and people are always looking for an excuse to take you outside so they can enjoy the warmer weather as well. I’ll admit that I’m still biased a bit toward fall because I like to leap into piles of dried leaves, but spring is still a pretty big deal for me.
And it’s a big deal for all of us here at Russell & Abbott, because spring is when we provide one of our most important services: air conditioning maintenance. Routine HVAC maintenance is the most important service we offer, and AC maintenance is one-half of that.
Maintenance Combines Inspections and Tune-Ups
Routine AC maintenance covers several different jobs, and the most important are to inspect the air conditioner and give it a tune-up. I’ll explain a bit about why these two tasks are so important for an air conditioner:
- The Inspection: It takes the eyes of professionals to determine if something is wrong with an air conditioner, or if there is something potentially wrong. During an AC inspection, our technicians check on refrigerant pressure to see if there are any refrigerant leaks, inspect all the moving parts to find out if they’re wearing down, measure the amperage, and test airflow. We’ll know if the air conditioner needs additional service, such as an air conditioning repair in Powell, TN, and we can also tell you if the AC is starting to run down and if a replacement is in the near future.
- The Tune-Up: This covers many different jobs designed to make your AC run with as little strain as possible over the summer. The technicians lubricate moving parts, tighten electrical connections, clean the coils, recalibrate the thermostat, and give the unit an overall cleaning that removes one of the biggest enemies of AC efficiency—dirt!
Yes, You Need Professionals for AC Maintenance
If you read the above and thought, “Well, why can’t I just get a checklist and do the job myself?” I’m glad I can stop you. Although there are a few maintenance tasks you can do on your own—mainly changing the air filter—the rest require special equipment and training. You can’t check refrigerant pressure yourself, cleaning coils takes special chemicals, and trying to poke around inside the AC without proper training is a recipe for creating bigger problems. Air conditioners are complex machines and they need professionals to care for them.
Believe me, you want us to do this. We not only do it accurately so your AC benefits from longer service life and fewer repairs, we also do it much faster. If you’re a member of our Comfort Club already, you only have to contact us to schedule an appointment, and we’ll be in and out of your house in no time, leaving you to enjoy spring and summer with an AC that’s in great condition.