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Air Conditioning Maintenance: Why You Should Add It to Your DFW Home Checklist

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013 by

Air Conditioning Maintenance: Why You Should Add It to Your DFW Home ChecklistAir conditioning maintenance is key to the effectiveness and efficiency of your home cooling system. Annual maintenance inspections and tune-ups provide an opportunity for an expert in air conditioning and cooling services to inspect your system for problems, fix minor issues and make plans for larger-scale repairs or upgrades that will keep your air conditioner working like it should.

You will see many benefits from regular air conditioning maintenance, ranging from improved system performance to decreased cost of operation. Some additional important benefits include:

  • Energy consumption reductions of up to 30 percent.
  • As many as 75 percent fewer unexpected breakdowns.
  • Reduction of system downtime by 30 percent or more.
  • Decreases of up to 20 percent in repair and maintenance costs.

When your local trusted HVAC professional inspects your air conditioner, he’ll be looking for repairs and adjustments that can be made, parts that can be replaced and components that are close to wearing out. He’ll be able to prevent system failures in many cases; in cases where the system is close to the end of its useful life, he’ll be able to advise you on whether major repairs or complete replacement is the better idea.

As part of regular air conditioning maintenance, your A/C technician will:

  • Test and adjust system controls.
  • Adjust thermostats.
  • Check and clean evaporator and condenser coils.
  • Check refrigerant and add more as needed.
  • Check for and repair refrigerant leaks.
  • Check, adjust or replace blower motor belts.
  • Clean and tighten electrical connections, power cables and electrical components.
  • Clean or replace air filters.
  • Check ductwork for leaks or loose sections, sealing any leaks that are found.
  • Lubricate motors, fans and moving parts.
  • Check and clear condensate drains, adding algaecide if needed.
  • Test and adjust general system operation and safety.
  • Repair or replace faulty components.
  • Check for and report on the need for large-scale repairs.
  • Advise you on general condition and expected lifespan of system.

For 58 years, AirRite Air Conditioning Company, Inc. has been a reliable source of professional home heating and cooling services in Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding Texas communities. Contact us today for more information on the importance of air conditioner maintenance or to schedule a pre-season maintenance call and tune-up for your home cooling system.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about air conditioning maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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