There are a few small tasks homeowners can do to maintain their AC systems, from changing the air filter and cleaning around the outside unit to simply keeping a close eye on the air conditioner’s performance. Some maintenance tasks, however, must be done by HVAC professionals. The most important piece of maintenance you can do for your AC is scheduling an AC tune-up.
At first glance, tune-ups can seem like a service made up by HVAC companies to get more business. Air conditioners can’t need very much maintenance, can they? But AC tune-ups are actually an incredibly important part of keeping your AC running smoothly, and they should never be looked over. Schedule your AC unit tune-up today by contacting Public Service Plumbers and AC and beginning a service request.
What is an AC Tune-Up Anyway?
It’s important to think of AC maintenance like an oil change or inspection for your car — you wouldn’t drive your car with an expired inspection sticker or old oil, would you? This is especially true when you consider that your AC runs periodically throughout the day and night, making for constant wear and tear. AC tune-ups are essentially opportunities to inspect your AC system and take care of any problems that have arisen. During a tune-up, the technician will clean and inspect the system, giving it the performance boost it needs to run smoothly between maintenance visits.
When Should You Schedule an AC Tune-Up?
The best time for an AC tune-up is during the spring before the weather gets too warm. This is because summer is the most strenuous season for an air conditioner — especially in Texas! By scheduling your AC tune-up in the spring, you’ll set your air conditioner up for success throughout the upcoming summer season. Likewise, furnace tune-ups should be scheduled in the fall ahead of the cold season.
Benefits of Regular AC Maintenance
HVAC professionals are asked all the time whether AC tune-ups are really worth it, and the answer is always yes! Having regular air conditioner tune-ups done throughout your AC system’s life is one of the best things you can do for its health and longevity. Tune-ups come with a variety of direct benefits, including:
- Higher energy efficiency
- Lower utility bills
- Preventing breakdowns
- Catching small repairs before they cause more problems
- Extending the life of the AC system
You heard correctly! By investing in regular maintenance over time, you can maintain a higher energy efficiency, which lowers energy bills. You can also catch repairs early on before they cause more problems, which can prevent inconvenient breakdowns — that’s why tune-ups are sometimes referred to as preventative maintenance. All of these things result in smooth operation and less wear and tear overall, which can actually make your air conditioner last longer. Now that’s a money saver!
Public Service Plumbers and AC AC Tune-Ups
At Public Service Plumbers and AC, we take AC maintenance visits seriously. When you choose our AC tune-up services, we won’t just give your air conditioner a once-over and a thumbs up. One of our professional technicians will conduct a thorough examination of your AC system’s condition and clean all of the parts that are vulnerable to dirt and other debris. If there are signs of a current or potential problem with your air conditioner, the technician will take the time to investigate and recommend the best course of action at the end of the tune-up.
Many homeowners want to know what exactly happens during an AC tune-up — after all, most people aren’t heating and cooling experts! Luckily, we here at Public Service Plumbers and AC are HVAC experts, so let’s get into some of the specifics of our air conditioning tune-up process.
Your Tune-Up Will Include:
- Air filter replacement or cleaning
- Refrigerant level check
- Coil cleaning and inspection
- Thermostat accuracy test and calibration
- Condenser fan motor inspection
- Evaporator fan motor inspection
- Contactor point check
- Inspect and clean coil guard
- Disconnect box check
- Low-voltage wiring inspection
- Tighten electrical connections
- Compressor inspection
- Fan relay test
- Temperature drop at coil test
- Circuit breaker inspection
- System energy audit
These are just some of the things that happen during an AC unit tune-up from Public Service Plumbers and AC. Once we’re finished with your AC, you can be sure that it will run smoothly and reliably all summer long. For more information about our AC tune-up services or to learn about our tune-up specials, contact Public Service Plumbers and AC today!
Technicians You Can Trust
At Public Service Plumbers and AC, we don’t send technicians to your home unless we have complete confidence in their ability to properly take care of your AC system, regardless of the service you need. All of our experienced HVAC technicians are certified and trained to service any make or model of air conditioner — that means they’ll know exactly what they’re doing with your AC system. In addition, every member of our team is fully committed to providing the excellent customer service that Public Service Plumbers and AC is known for. With great customer service and quality workmanship all at a fair price, we know that you’ll be satisfied with our team at the end of your heating and cooling service.
Why Choose Us?
At Public Service Plumbers and AC, our roots are in plumbing — but that doesn’t mean we can’t provide some of the best air conditioning and heating services around! We are run by third-generation plumbers who know everything there is to know about providing exceptional customer service. Now the Public Service Plumbers and AC team is ready to put all of that customer service experience to use by providing both premier HVAC services as well as plumbing services.
We’ve gathered a team of expert heating and cooling professionals to keep your home cool and comfortable. If you need an AC tune-up or any other HVAC service in the Dallas area, let us show you what service means to the team at Public Service Plumbers and AC — you won’t be disappointed!
Contact Public Service Plumbers and AC online or by phone today to speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable service representatives or to begin your service request.