Air conditioning maintenance is a critical aspect of ensuring the proper and efficient running of your air conditioner. Routine maintenance helps identify damaged areas that need to be fixed, locate areas that need attention before they become problems, ensure clean and healthy air quality, and keep the system running efficiently. Some of the tasks tended to during an air conditioner maintenance visit are covered in this article. 

Cleaning the filter 

You should be keeping the filter clean yourself because it will need to be done several times a year. However, when the air conditioning technician comes out, they will also check the filter and replace it if necessary. A filter that gets dirty will cause the system to work harder, which will affect its efficiency. 

Cleaning the coils

The evaporator and condenser coils can accumulate a great deal of dirt, which reduces their efficiency. When the technician is providing maintenance, it will include cleaning these coils and removing all buildup and debris from them. This will help the system operate better and save energy, which will cause the energy bills to go down. 

Refrigerant servicing

The technician will check the refrigerant levels and make sure there aren't any leaks. If there are leaks, then they will be located and fixed. Once they are fixed, more refrigerant will be added to the system to bring it back up to the level it needs to be at. The refrigerant is critical with regard to cooling the air. If there is a leak, then the air conditioner can get to the point where it's just blowing out warm air. 

Electrical inspection

The technician will go over all the electrical components of the system and make sure that everything is working right and that all the connections are still tight. They will also check the thermostat to make sure it is also functioning correctly and that it is properly calibrated. The thermostat is the part of the system that tells the air conditioner how cold to make the home. When the home reaches the temperature that the thermostat is set for, it will stop producing cool air until it's necessary to turn it on again. 

Drain cleaning

The air conditioning has a condensation drain where the condensation will be drained away. However, it can become clogged, which can lead to stagnant water, mold growth, and issues with the performance of the system. The technician will check the drain and clean it if necessary. 

Overall system evaluation

The technician will check the overall functioning of the system. This will include verifying that all the registers are functioning properly, that the airflow is current and cold enough, and that everything else is running as it should.

Contact a local air conditioning maintenance service to learn more.