AC Maintenance

As a homeowner, your responsibilities seem never-ending. Something always needs attention, whether for repair, maintenance, or upgrades. One of the items on the list is AC maintenance, but when it’s time to take care of this particular homeowner task, are you sure you know what to do? You can do some basic AC maintenance tasks, but professional service will ensure the unit is in top working condition. At Master Electrical Service, we want you to get the most out of your HVAC system, so here are some tips for a smooth-running, efficient system.

For more information on AC maintenance services or to schedule an appointment with one of our HVAC professionals, contact us through our website or give us a call at (801) 543-2222.

AC Maintenance Tasks You Should and Shouldn’t Do Yourself

An important part of air conditioner maintenance involves simple tasks you can perform. Doing these tasks throughout the year will help to keep the unit ready for summer use. Some of the things that don’t need a professional’s attention include:

  • Keeping debris away from the unit
  • Changing indoor filters often
  • Making sure the right type and size filter is in place
  • Keeping the fins clean

A licensed, professional AC service should take care of all other routine maintenance.

Master Electrical Service’s technicians will handle routine maintenance and perform AC tune-ups as needed. This service will ensure that your unit is ready for those dreaded summer heat waves. 

What Can Happen Without Routine AC Service?

Neglecting to perform routine AC maintenance services can result in a range of problems. First, the system won’t run as efficiently as it should. One issue with inefficient systems is the increased energy costs. These systems also break down more often or must be replaced sooner than anticipated. 

Neglecting maintenance can result in other issues as well, including:

  • Increased wear and tear on the unit
  • Clogged drain holes or leaks
  • Loud, unwanted noises
  • A decreased cooling ability
  • Frequent and expensive repairs

Without routine AC maintenance services, a system must work harder to provide the desired cooling results. Over time, the accumulated repairs and downtime exceed the costs of regular checkups.

How Often Should an AC be Serviced?

There are many benefits to having routine air conditioning maintenance performed on your AC unit. For instance, increased comfort in the home or workplace is number one. Keeping the system serviced can also result in additional benefits, including:

  • Fewer repairs
  • Lower utility costs
  • An extended life for the unit

Like an automobile, air conditioning systems need routine service. These checkups keep them in optimal operating condition. HVAC professionals recommend servicing AC systems at least once a year. 

In most cases, spring is the best time to schedule a check-up. This period allows time to finish repairs before the temperature rises. During summer heat waves, the unit must work at peak performance. Also, in the spring, many service providers offer discounts on AC tune-ups or repairs. It’s best not to wait until summer to schedule the maintenance. It is the busiest season for most service companies. Also, waiting too long increases the chance that you’ll be sweating it out for a few days before help arrives.

How Long Will Professional AC Service Take?

In most cases, an annual HVAC maintenance appointment will take about one or two hours. Of course, this can vary depending on the type of unit. Also, the size of the home and the length of time since the last maintenance check can increase the time needed for servicing. 

If the unit requires repairs, the time this takes can vary. It depends on the extent of the damage and whether parts need to be ordered.

What Does an AC Maintenance Service Include?

At Master Electrical Service, we want to make sure your system is running at peak performance when you need it most. Some of the comprehensive services we perform during a maintenance visit include: 

  • Finding and repair leaks
  • Checking all electrical connections 
  • Lubricating moving parts
  • Clearing drain lines
  • Checking starting, operating, and shutting-off controls
  • Changing or cleaning the air filter
  • Calibrating the thermostat
  • Adding refrigerant
  • Checking ductwork if needed
  • Measuring compressor amperage 
  • Examining wiring 

With thorough, professional routine maintenance, an AC system can last for many years. The goal is to prevent small problems from becoming major repair issues. 

Who to Trust for Your AC Maintenance Needs?

Homeowners deserve an affordable, reliable approach to their HVAC maintenance or repair needs. That is the primary goal of our team at Master Electrical Service. We provide skilled, dependable HVAC services to residents in the Northern Utah area.

We realize some companies make a lot of promises yet fail to honor them. When this happens, many customers develop a lack of trust in service-related companies. If this has been your experience, we would like an opportunity to gain your confidence and business. Master Electrical Service has been proudly serving the Northern Utah area since 1954, and we guarantee dependable, expert service for all of your heating and cooling needs.

Contact us online for all of your AC maintenance needs, or give us a call at (801) 543-2222. One of our representatives will be happy to answer your questions and schedule a maintenance service.

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