Spring is a time for rebirth and renewal. Winter weather takes its toll on your home HVAC equipment. Your heating system is coming off a vigorous workout, while your air conditioning needs a tune-up to start working during the first heat wave! It makes sense to schedule a springtime checkup before your A/C has to operate full bore during summer.

Freedom Heating and Cooling springtime AC tune-up focus on:

  • We’ll change air filters. When was the last time you changed your air filter in your ac unit? Dirty filters restrict air flow, reducing efficiency and raising energy bills. Longer term, dirty filters contribute to equipment breakdown. Most filters are inexpensive but surveys have found that fewer than half of homeowners change them regularly.
  • We’ll clear the area around your outdoor condenser of debris that accumulated over winter. This is one of the most important tasks to prepare your air conditioner for a heavy summer workout.
  • We’ll check thermostat settings, so that 70 degrees really is 70.
  • We’ll inspect electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors. Poor motor performance often serves as a warning that your system is liable to break down when you need it most.
  • We’ll lubricate all moving parts.
  • We’ll check and clean the condensate drain.
  • We’ll clean air conditioning coils. A small amount of dirt on the coil can dramatically reduce efficiency and equipment life.
  • We’ll check refrigerant levels. If refrigerant is low, it may be a sign of leakage. Our technicians will check for leaks and recommend needed repairs.
  • We’ll clean blower parts.
  • We’ll check all fuel connections.

Your HVAC system is vital to your family’s health, safety and comfort. It also represents one of your most expensive household investments, next only to your automobile. You wouldn’t think of going a year without an oil change and other routine maintenance on your car. Likewise, keeping your HVAC system in shape via routine maintenance can save you thousands of dollars in expensive repairs and operating costs.

Our heating professionals routinely detect and eliminate inefficiencies that can reduce fuel consumption by as much as 20%. Saving that much energy by itself will pay for the service call and then some. Even more important, poorly maintained HVAC systems can lead to deadly carbon monoxide outbreaks once heating season comes around. Get in the habit of contacting us for springtime and fall system checkups that can save you money and bring you peace of mind.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ABOUT US Don Johnson is the President of Freedom Heating and Cooling in Birmingham, Alabama which offers home owners tools including: “9 Things to Check Before Calling for Service on Your Air Conditioner or Furnace”: a resource to help home owners save on HVAC problems. “The Home Owner’s Guide to Hiring a Heating and Air Conditioning Company”: a quick read on how to guarantee you never suffer by hiring the wrong contractor. “The Ultimate Home Owner’s Guide to Designing an HVAC System”: a 59-page eBook covering the 9 steps to building a Complete Home Comfort System. Find More free eBooks atwww.FreedomHvacAL.com. Contact him at 205-444-4444 or connect on facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google +