There are three reasons you should have maintenance performed on your air conditioner in the spring. They include to improve energy efficiency, prevent future repairs and extend the system’s lifespan. Here’s what Hampstead, NC, homeowners should know about what happens during spring AC maintenance:

Cleaning Coils and the Evaporator

Firstly, the service tech will inspect and clean your AC unit’s outdoor condenser coils and indoor evaporator units. This includes making sure the refrigerant lines aren’t leaking or blocked. Dirt and debris on these components reduce energy efficiency and can damage the AC system’s mechanical parts.

Inspect Electrical Wiring and Connections

An AC system has wiring and connections that need inspecting each year. The service techs will make sure wiring hasn’t frayed and that connections are tight. AC systems have electrical control systems, including switches. A service tech will inspect them to make sure they’re operating as they should.

Inspect Fan Motor, Blades and Indoor Blower Assembly

The outdoor component of your AC system has a fan motor and blades that require servicing once a year. The blades can become bent and need straightening. Older indoor blowers often have a drive belt that sometimes needs replacing or adjusting.

Run System Test

Finally, the service tech will turn on your AC system and monitor its starting and shut-off cycles. They’ll inspect any unusual odors or noises. They’ll measure your home’s indoor temperature and system pressures to make sure everything is operating as it should. By running these tests, you’ll enjoy the many benefits of AC maintenance service.

Pleasant Air Inc. is a trusted HVAC company that can handle all your AC maintenance needs. Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to schedule service. We are here to help you maximize comfort and cost savings while reducing your impact on the environment.

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