What Should an AC Tune-Up Include?

With the temperature climbing upwards of 80° Fahrenheit this spring, air conditioners in the Buckeye State have been humming along and cooling off Ohio homeowners from Cleveland to Greater Cincinnati. 

Like other homeowners in Ohio, you can feel relief from the heat and lower the risk of an AC system breakdown this summer by scheduling a professional tune-up before temperatures soar.  

Professional AC Tune-Up in Canton

Carrier Ohio offers the most convenient method for finding and hiring trusted heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) experts. You merely click the Find a Dealer link online to choose one of more than 30 nearby Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers in our HVAC network. 

Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers ensure their technicians have the experience, training, and certification to service all brands of air conditioning units. A skilled technician will rejuvenate your air conditioner, giving you peace of mind and enhanced indoor comfort.  

What Our AC Tune-Ups Include

Every HVAC company puts its unique stamp on maintenance services. When you book a tune-up with a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer from Carrier Ohio’s statewide network, you will get a clear explanation of what the maintenance visit will include and how long it will take. 

Here are a few of the tasks that are essential for all central air conditioners:

  • Check the refrigerant level and look for leaks.
  • Inspect and clean the indoor and outdoor coils. 
  • Clean the condensate drain.
  • Check electrical connections and components, such as the capacitors.
  • Tighten connections if needed.  
  • Clean the blower. 
  • Lubricate parts that move. 
  • Replace the air filter if it is dirty.  

Keep an Eye on Your Air Filter

Although filter replacement typically is part of a thorough tune-up, it also is an essential do-it-yourself task. Be sure to check your system’s air filter monthly and replace it when it is dirty. Refer to your system’s manufacturer instructions for more information about filter replacement. 

A clogged air filter can restrict airflow to your AC unit and reduce system efficiency. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says that a clean air filter can lower AC system’s energy consumption by up to 15 percent.

In addition to monthly air filter inspections, you can improve airflow to your air conditioner by keeping the space around your outdoor unit free of debris and foliage. Prune shrubs back to prevent them from encroaching on your AC equipment. 

5 Advantages of AC Maintenance

If your AC unit started without a glitch this year and has operated every day, you may feel tempted to ignore maintenance this year. Why prep your air conditioner for summer when it has been working okay through spring?

Here is why:

  1. Your AC unit will operate at peak efficiency after a tune-up. An efficient system uses less energy and saves money on utility bills. 
  2. While inspecting your air conditioner, professionals can spot safety hazards, worn components, and the early stages of a breakdown. They can make repairs on the spot.  
  3. Dirty coils, unlubricated parts, and a clogged condensate drain can impair operation. Your air conditioner may struggle to maintain the correct temperature and humidity level. They can cause other components to fail, reduce indoor air quality (IAQ), and aggravate health problems like allergies. 
  4. Maintenance prolongs service life.
  5. Your manufacturer warranty may require annual maintenance. 

Maintenance will ensure your air conditioner works flawlessly this summer. It will give you peace of mind knowing a professional has closely looked at all its major components and made necessary adjustments. 

Schedule an AC Tune-Up Today

Ready to schedule maintenance with a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer? Visit our Carrier Ohio HVAC network by clicking the Find a Dealer link and start browsing our online directory.