Although March in Southern California can feature some strange fluctuations in the weather—like that recent sudden rainstorm—it’s also the month when the outdoor temperatures start the rise toward the blistering heat of summer. Now is the right time to call on your trusted local cooling specialist to arrange for air conditioning maintenance.
What actually happens during spring AC maintenance?
When a professional HVAC technician comes to your house for spring maintenance, your air conditioning system will receive a top-to-bottom inspection of all its components, as well as a general tune-up that will clean and adjust the system so that it works both reliably and energy efficiently.
For example, the technician will check on the level of refrigerant in the air conditioner. This level (known as the air conditioner’s charge) should remain stable through the AC’s lifespan… unless it suffers from leaks. If the technician notices a drop in the refrigerant charge, it means leaks that need to be repaired.
The technician will also check on all the electrical connections in the system, and tighten any loose ones. Another important check in on the condensate pan and drain to make sure that the air conditioner isn’t in and danger of leaking water during operation.
Other important parts of maintenance include: changing the air filter, checking on the evaporator and condenser coils to see if they need cleaning, inspecting the blower fan and cleaning and adjusting it if necessary, lubricating the motors, and making a check on thermostat calibration.
After the technician completes the job, you’ll have an air conditioner that working in top condition… or else you’ll know what repairs you need to schedule before the big heat of summer arrives.
JW Heating and Air offers maintenance through our Energy Savings Agreement, which includes additional benefits along with inspections and tune-ups. Call today for more information or to sign up. We service Walnut, CA and throughout the Greater Los Angles, San Fernando, and San Gabriel Valley Areas.