Maintenance is crucial to the health of your heating and cooling system. And setting up a service call once a year is the most effective way you can avoid unnecessary repairs. But what exactly is involved in an HVAC tune up?
During maintenance, the unit will not only be checked and tuned but the inside will also be cleaned. This returns your HVAC to its best condition and keeps it running well.
To understand the full scope of Action Air Conditioning’s HVAC Tuneup Checklist, we have put together this guide for you. But before we dive in, we want to cover a frequently asked question –
Are All HVAC Tune Up Checklists the Same?
Customers want to know: Is there an HVAC tuneup standard that all contractors must meet, or are they all different?
The answer is, although they should be relatively similar, some contractors may leave out important steps to save time.
Be aware that every heating and cooling professional will have a slightly different checklist. However, if your contractor does not perform the majority of these tasks, he or she could be trying to cut corners.
If you suspect that your cooling expert is a cooling con artist, read our blog “Why You Shouldn’t Hire a Cheap AC Company (And the Best Way to Pick a Competent Contractor).”
As far as Action Air Conditioning pros go, we uphold honesty and integrity and would never dream of damaging our relationship with you. We are licensed, certified, and insured to offer you superior service every time. If you are looking for a trustworthy HVAC tune up in Tampa Bay, Florida, contact one of our friendly representatives.
Now, let’s take a look at what is included in your Action Air Conditioning HVAC tune up.
HVAC Tune Up: Check or Test
When examining your HVAC system, your technician will carefully comb through every part to assess its condition and make sure that it is functioning properly. It should be working at or above the optimal level of performance to run efficiently.
Parts to be checked or tested include the:
- Burner assembly
- Ignition assembly
- Heat exchanger
- Air Filters
- Thermostat calibration
- Safety controls
- Starting capabilities
HVAC Tune Up: Measure
Your Action Air Conditioning technician needs to use a variety of tools and equipment to take readings on your indoor and outdoor units to make sure that everything is working the way it is intended to. For instance, if your unit runs too cold or hot, this can be an indication of a serious problem.
The three most important parts we measure are:
- Volts/amps on motors
- Temperature difference
- Refrigerant levels
HVAC Tune Up: Clean Up
They say that cleanliness is next to godliness, and it couldn’t be more true concerning your HVAC system. The cleaner it is, the better it will run. When dirt and debris get caught in the condenser coils, especially after a severe storm or hurricane, airflow is blocked. Not only will that reduce how well the unit works, but it could also put so much stress on your system that it can cause total failure.
But these aren’t the easiest things to wash! In fact, doing it yourself could cause permanent damage, especially to delicate coils.
The parts of your HVAC system that Action Air Conditioning will professionally wash includes the:
- Evaporator coils (if accessible)
- Condenser coils
- Condensate drains
HVAC Tuneup: Maintenance
Even though that’s a lot, it’s not enough. A well-tuned HVAC system needs a few extra steps to provide you with precise maintenance. We adjust certain parts, lubricate moving parts, tighten others, and apply protection.
Our tuneups specifically:
- Adjust operating pressures and blower components
- Tighten electrical connections
- Apply protective coating to the outside unit
If you don’t keep up with air conditioning maintenance and HVAC maintenance in general, you may end up paying more for repairs in the long run. Even if your system does not fail, ignoring a needed HVAC tune up will have a negative impact on its performance. Your heating and cooling are only efficient if they can work smoothly.
If it works harder to accomplish the same task, you’ll create more wear and tear on its parts and your finances. Your energy bill will go up, and the life of the appliance will be shortened. Eventually, you’ll have to replace your HVAC system sooner than if you had it tuned up on a regular basis.
Action Air Conditioning HVAC Tune Up in Tampa, Florida
If you have a residential or commercial HVAC system that needs regular maintenance, contact Action Air Conditioning for reliable service that will extend the life of your HVAC system and help it to run efficiently season after season.
When your system receives an HVAC tune up from one of our technicians, you can feel rest assured. Your business or home will enjoy cooling comfort all summer long and heat in the winter when you need it!