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What Is Included in an AC Maintenance Appointment?

Posted On: June 24, 2022
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Are you questioning whether air conditioning maintenance is really necessary? AC maintenance is much more than a simple inspection. If neglected, your air conditioner might fail when you need it most.

Scheduling air conditioner maintenance every spring will prepare it to keep your home comfortable through the summer.

Minor Repairs to Prevent Major Issues

When an AC problem begins, it isn’t always noticeable. Your home still feels cool, so you may think your air conditioner is functioning like normal, but your system will work harder to compensate for:

  • Faulty or damaged components
  • Loose electrical connections
  • Clogged condensate drain line
  • A bad thermostat
  • And other issues

Fixing these minor problems prevents them from worsening and protects the rest of your system from excess strain and damage.

Refrigerant Recharge as Needed

Refrigerant is what cools warm air and allows heat to be transferred outside your home.

You often can’t tell when refrigerant is low until it causes your compressor to fail from working too hard to correct for the drop in refrigerant levels.

Air Filter Replacement

Air filters need to be replaced monthly for the best results. They filter out dust, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens and airborne particles, improving air quality and keeping your home cleaner.

Air filters also prevent these particles from recirculating through your HVAC system and blocking airflow. With AC maintenance, your system won’t have to overcompensate to achieve your desired temperature because the air will flow freely.

Dirt, Dust & Debris Removal

The air filter can’t catch everything, and after running for a while, the parts get dirty.

The exterior AC unit particularly needs attention, as twigs, dirt, and other debris that are blocking or lodged in the unit could interfere with operation.

Lubricate & Inspect Key Components

Cleaning, checking, and lubricating every part of your air conditioning system lets the technician find and remedy problems.

Inspecting each component keeps your AC in top condition so that it cools efficiently and is less likely to need repairs later.

The Benefits of AC Maintenance

Scheduling AC maintenance offers many short- and long-term benefits, including:

  • Increased energy efficiency and savings: When your air conditioner functions at peak efficiency, it doesn’t have to work as hard to cool your home and draws less power from your electrical system, saving you money.
  • Reduced repair needs: By catching issues that need repair early, AC maintenance prevents frequent service requests and ensures your system is more reliable.
  • Longer system life span: Regular AC maintenance prevents the excess strain on your air conditioner so you can avoid premature replacement.
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Genz-Ryan’s HomePulse Plan Provides AC Maintenance & More

The easiest way to ensure you never miss an annual air conditioning tune-up is by joining a planned maintenance program with a trusted home service company.

At Genz-Ryan Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical, our customers love our HomePulse Plan for all the money-saving and stress-lowering benefits it provides, such as:

  • First-class HVAC maintenance services for your air conditioner and heating system
  • Service call discounts and no emergency fees
  • Preferential pricing and discounts on equipment replacements and service repairs

HVAC filter discounts and free delivery

You can even opt to join our Elite tier for the best value, which includes electrical and plumbing tune-ups, such as an electrical safety inspection, water heater analysis, water pressure testing, water quality inspection, and more.

Call Genz-Ryan at (612) 223-6158 or contact us online to request AC maintenance and join our HomePulse Plan today!

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