Air Conditioner Maintenance
Benefits of Routine Air Conditioner Tune-Up Inspection
Your air conditioner (AC) needs a little TLC every year to continue performing at its best.
MB Heating and Cooling offers maintenance service agreements to ensure you get the best value out of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. Count on us to keep you cool during the hottest days of summer in Illinois.
Enjoy these AC benefits when you sign up for a maintenance plan:
- Better air conditioner performance
- Improved energy efficiency
- Lower energy bills
- Less likelihood of breakdowns
- Longer service life
Why stop at just an air conditioner tune-up when you can protect all your home’s vital systems? Our service agreements provide both heating and cooling tune-ups each year. Your plumbing and electrical systems are also protected with a professional inspection annually.
If your system does break down in the first year, you receive priority scheduling to quickly resolve the issue and avoid more damage, as well as a great discount on repairs.
What’s Included in an AC Tune-Up?
The air conditioner tune-up process addresses all aspects of your system for better performance and safety. Here are the services you can expect from MB Heating and Cooling:
- Cleaning condenser coil
- Inspection of evaporator coil, if accessible
- Cleaning condensate drain
- Cleaning blower motor
- Inspection of filtration system
- Adjust blower components
- Lubricate moving parts as required
- Inspection of refrigerant leaks
- Test condensate pump
- Tighten electrical connections
- Test starting capabilities
- Measure air temperature differential
- Monitor refrigerant pressure
- Measure amperage and voltage
Once your service is complete, our NATE-certified technician will turn on your air conditioner and check all the programming to verify proper performance. Your AC unit is ready to go for the season.
When Should I Schedule AC System Maintenance?
The best time to have maintenance service performed is in the early spring before it’s time to turn on the cooling system for the year.
When you have HVAC maintenance performed at this point in the year, you’re ready to go this cooling season. One of our MB Heating and Cooling technicians has reviewed your system to catch malfunctions and correct them, so you don’t do any damage to your equipment when you turn it on for the first time.
Even if spring has already passed and you already turned on your cooling system, please do not skip air conditioner maintenance. It is still beneficial to inspect your AC unit any time of year. A maintenance service call only takes an hour or two to complete and can keep from suffering from an emergency service problem in the future.