Winter was pretty set on overstaying its welcome this year, but the warmer weather finally seems to be creeping toward us once more. That may be something of a relief right now, but how long is it going to be before the real heat of summer kicks in and some of us are once again looking forward to cooler days? Such is the cycle here in the Northeast. The good news is that we can at least help you to keep the temperatures in your home comfortable this summer.
While the cooling season may not really be getting underway for a little while longer, now is the ideal time to tune-up your air conditioning system. The heat of summer has a way of sneaking up on us sometimes, and you don’t want to be caught unprepared when that happens. Getting your air conditioning tune-up out of the way before you really need to put that system back into action is always for the best. Consider the following, and be sure to schedule your AC maintenance in Cherry Hill, NJ soon!
First of All: No, You Cannot Tune-Up Your Own AC
Okay, if you’re a professional HVAC technician, then go ahead and tune-up your AC. Since you’re reading this, though, we’re guessing this is not the case. While there are plenty of DIY-appropriate projects you can take on around the house, tuning up your air conditioning system is definitely not one of them. This is the type of work that only trained professionals can handle.
That is not to say that there is nothing at all that you yourself can do to help keep your system in great working condition, however. You can—and definitely should—change your air filter as needed. Typically, this will be every 1 to 3 months. You can also hose off grass clippings stuck to the outdoor unit after mowing the lawn, and certainly go ahead and make sure that no branches or leaves are building up on top of the outdoor unit. These could get into the fan area and cause trouble.
There’s a Lot More to It Than That
Those basic maintenance tasks that you can handle on your own are definitely important, and we are not downplaying them. That being said, there is a lot more to an AC tune-up, and this is precisely why you need to call in the pros when you want a thorough job done of it. We’ll test components like capacitors and your thermostat, check electrical contacts, power draw levels, and refrigerant levels, and we’ll do a deep clean of the system and your coils that will not only improve performance quality but boost efficiency as well.
We also offer a great maintenance program that gets you even more benefits than maintenance itself has to offer. These include free 24-hour priority service, 15% off replacement parts, 10% off new unit purchases, and a 1-year labor warranty. You’ve got nothing to lose by scheduling maintenance, but your AC sure has a lot to gain!
Climate Mechanics LLC is here for your AC maintenance needs.