What Should Regular Maintenance Include?

Regular HVAC maintenance is essential to keep your system running efficiently and effectively, especially in the extreme heat of Arizona. Understanding what should be included in your HVAC maintenance services helps ensure you receive comprehensive care for your outdoor unit. If your current provider isn’t covering all these critical tasks, it’s time for a replacement. Call Empire for reliable, thorough, high quality service.

Inspection and Cleaning of Components

One of the key elements of routine maintenance is a thorough inspection for potential issues and cleaning of all system components. This includes checking the condenser coils and evaporator coils, as dirty coils can reduce efficiency and cause your unit to overheat. Cleaning or replacing air filters and drain lines is also vital, as clogged and dirty filters restrict proper airflow, reduce indoor air quality, and force your system to work harder, leading to higher energy bills and increased wear and tear.

Checking Refrigerant Levels

Maintaining the correct refrigerant level is crucial for your air conditioner’s performance. Low refrigerant levels can lead to inefficient cooling, increased energy consumption, and potential damage to the compressor. During service, technicians should check your air conditioner for leaks, repair them if found, and ensure the refrigerant is at the proper level for optimal operation.

Inspecting and Tightening Electrical Connections

Loose or faulty electrical connections can pose a significant safety risk and cause your HVAC system to malfunction. Regular service should include inspecting all electrical connections, tightening any that are loose, and ensuring that the unit is operating safely and efficiently. Technicians should also check the condition of wiring and electrical components to prevent potential hazards.

Calibrating Thermostats

Proper thermostat calibration is essential for maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures and efficient system operation. During service, your contractor should calibrate your thermostat to ensure it accurately reflects the indoor temperature and responds correctly to your settings. This step helps avoid unnecessary strain on your air conditioning system and ensures consistent comfort.

Lubricating Unit’s Moving Parts

HVAC systems have various moving parts that require regular lubrication to reduce friction and prevent wear. Preventive maintenance plans should include lubricating motors, fans, and other components to ensure smooth operation and extend the lifespan of your system. Neglecting this task can lead to increased energy costs and costly repairs.

Testing System Controls

To ensure your HVAC unit operates correctly, technicians should test all system controls, including the start cycle, operation, and shutdown. This process helps identify any issues with the control system and ensures that your HVAC unit responds appropriately to different commands, maintaining optimal performance and efficiency.

Empire Repair and Maintenance Services

Comprehensive HVAC maintenance is crucial for the longevity and efficiency of your unit, particularly in Arizona’s extreme heat. Essential tasks such as inspecting and cleaning components, checking refrigerant levels, inspecting electrical connections, calibrating thermostats, lubricating moving parts, and testing system controls should all be part of your regular maintenance service. If your current provider isn’t covering all these important aspects, it’s time for a replacement. Call Empire. Our expert technicians ensure that our customers have peace of mind that they are receiving the thorough care they need to stay comfortable all year round. Contact us today to schedule your quality maintenance service.

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