Air conditioner maintenance saves you money

Most Air-conditioners have an energy rating between 1–6 stars. Efficient units produce more heat or cooler air, for each unit of electricity used. For similarly-sized units, one of high efficiency (3–6 star) can be up to $220 a year cheaper to run than a 1- 2 star unit. Air conditioner units losing up to 5% of its operational efficiency every year, and the simple act of replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%. Regular maintenance becomes a real cost saving necessity.

The benefits of a yearly maintenance are many, including:

  • Reducing power usage along with reduced power bills
  • Maintain optimum performance
  • Increase life span
  • Reduce potential call out costs
  • Keeps air conditioning units hygienically clean and fresh

Other tests the air conditioner repair technician might do include:

  • Check air handler filters. Clean or replace as necessary
  • Check condenser and clean if necessary
  • Lubricate condenser fan motor
  • Check condenser fan blades for tightness
  • Tighten electrical connections at equipment
  • Check voltage of unit under load
  • Check condensate drain for blockage. Clean as necessary
  • Check blower belt for condition, tension, and alignment
  • Lubricate all bearings where applicable
  • Check blower for cleanliness and check all safety controls