an HVAC technician performing a routine tune up

Air Conditioning Tune Up Checklist

September 19, 2023
an HVAC technician performing a routine tune up

Your air conditioner is one of the most important appliances in your home. It keeps you and your family comfortable and can also help improve the home’s indoor air quality. However, just like any other appliance, your air conditioner needs regular maintenance to keep it running at its best.

A routine tune-up is a comprehensive inspection and cleaning of your air conditioner performed by a qualified technician. Regularly scheduling a maintenance tune-up can keep energy bills low and ensure that your air conditioner is well-kept.

Tune-Up Checklist

1. Test the Capacitors

The capacitors are small parts, but they play an extremely important role in the whole AC system. Making sure all capacitors in your system function properly is key to having a well-maintained unit.

2. Examine the Blower Motor

Ensuring that the motor is free of dust and dirt will allow the fan to work more efficiently. The fan is responsible for air circulation throughout the whole house. Dirty filters are the #1 reason why blower motors overheat or burn out.

3. Inspect Unit’s Coils

Keeping the coils of the outside and the inside units clean will ensure that your system can work effectively and efficiently. Our technician will professionally clean your coils to avoid the system freezing over.

4. Check Refrigerant Lines and Insulation

We will ensure that your refrigerant lines and ductwork are up to standard and working properly. Faulty ducts and clogged lines will cause your system to malfunction or stop.

5. Check the Thermostat

Testing the thermostat to ensure that it is working correctly can drastically change the performance of your unit. The thermostat is the “remote control” of the system, so ensuring it works properly is vital to having a good HVAC system.

6. Reset Refrigerant Levels

Our qualified technician will examine the refrigerant and reset the levels if needed. It’s important to keep your refrigerant levels balanced and maintained.

7. Inspect the Unit’s Filters

Lastly, filters help you maintain good air quality in the home. Ensuring that your air filters are clean can help you and your family have better air quality and a better-functioning air conditioning system.

If your air conditioning unit is not working properly, or you’d like to schedule a routine tune-up for your home, contact us today. We’d love to help you maintain a clean, efficient air conditioning system for your home.