An air conditioning unit consists of two main sections: the condenser, which sits outside on a concrete slab, and the evaporator, which is inside the building. The evaporator is usually located in or around the heating system since central air conditioning utilizes the same ducts. Your cooling units require regular maintenance to keep them functioning at their best. That’s why we provide our customers with comprehensive inspections and tune-ups. Residents and business owners in Long Island and Five Boroughs who take advantage of our maintenance programs enjoy greater comfort throughout the seasons.
What’s Covered During the Maintenance Check?
Your condenser unit needs proper care year-round. It should be free of debris such as leaves and grass clippings. Children should not play near the unit, and toys should never be inserted into it. The unit needs access to air, so any obstructions should be cleared.
In the winter, the condenser unit has to be covered with a weather-resistant covering specially designed for condensers. Ice and snow inside the unit can cause irreparable damage.
Other maintenance concerns include monthly replacement of your air filter, making sure the refrigerant levels are correct, and the hoses and belts are operating properly. The coils and other parts will also be inspected during routine maintenance. The most common problems can be addressed during this check up, which features visual inspections of the thermostat, drain ports, and fan.
Any maintenance other than the basic care needed to keep the condenser free of debris should be handled by professionals. The best time to have maintenance done is in the spring, before the heat of summer hits. This way, you’ll reduce the risk of emergencies occurring during the summer.
What are the Benefits of Regular Professional Maintenance?
There are benefits to having a professional clean and maintain your AC every year. Our technician becomes familiar with your unit and any previous repairs it has had over the years. They will know how much refrigerant was required in previous maintenance trips, so they are aware of any potential problems on the horizon.
While it may be tempting to attempt some of these maintenance checks on your own, a qualified technician is better able to spot potential trouble. With proper routine check ups, your unit will last significantly longer than it would without these regular inspections. For example, a dirty fan that has not been maintained could completely blow out the fan motor, which would need to be replaced before the unit will work again.
Do you need a professional cooling technician to keep track of major repairs and maintenance records? Once we establish a working relationship, we will know what needs to be replaced and what might need work in the future. Call us at (516) 671-3232 to schedule an immediate appointment.