It’s easy to wait until your air conditioner breaks down during the summer—leaving you without cool air in the hot and humid weather for hours or even days—before considering AC services. To avoid this, scheduling a yearly AC tune-up service with Pinellas Comfort Systems is best. Regular maintenance makes your air conditioner less likely to break down when you need it most—especially for those warm summer months in St. Petersburg & Clearwater, FL.
Why Get an AC Tune-Up?
Home and property owners may feel unsure about needing an AC check-up every year or so. They may not be aware of the numerous benefits of an AC tune-up. Here are some reasons why it’s worth considering:
- Keep AC System Running Efficiently
- Extend Lifespan of AC Unit
- Improve Indoor Air Quality
- Save Money On Energy Bills
An AC tune-up provides several benefits for your air conditioning system. Firstly, it ensures that every component functions correctly, allowing it to operate at maximum efficiency. This means you won’t have to worry about certain rooms being colder or hotter than others.
Additionally, a well-functioning AC experiences less stress, resulting in a longer lifespan for the unit. A properly working AC also has better air filtering capabilities, reducing allergens and pollutants and improving air quality.
Finally, an AC tune-up can lead to energy savings, as a more efficient system requires less energy to cool your home. You’ll notice these cost savings on your monthly energy bill.
What’s Included In Our AC Tune-Up Services?
An AC tune-up service can often sound vague. As such, many customers want to know what’s included with them. Here at Pinellas Comfort Systems, this is what you get when you request our AC tune-up service:
- Air Filter Inspection & Replacement
- Cleaning of Evaporator & Condenser Coils
- Refrigerant Level Inspection
- Checking Electrical Connections
- Lubricating Moving Parts
- Checking Fan Blades
- Thermostat Calibration
- Ductwork Inspection
We’ll perform a thorough AC tune-up to ensure optimal performance. This includes checking the air filter for dust buildup and cleaning the condenser and evaporator coils to prevent airflow obstruction. Refrigerant levels will also be checked to ensure effective cooling.
For safety, we’ll examine electrical connections, and moving parts will be lubricated to prevent breakdowns. The fan blades will be inspected to ensure proper air circulation through your vents.
Thermostat calibration will be performed to ensure accurate temperature readings, and ductwork will be inspected to ensure it’s clean and free of debris. If necessary, we’ll recommend duct cleaning services. Don’t hesitate to schedule your AC tune-up for a safer, more efficient system.
How To Maintain Your AC Between Tune-Ups
While an AC tune-up by professionals is essential for keeping your system running smoothly, there are also simple maintenance tasks you can perform yourself to maintain optimal performance throughout the year.
Maintain Space Around Unit
Proper operation of your outdoor AC unit requires adequate space. Having at least two feet of clear space around the unit is important. However, this can be challenging as units are often installed on the side of a building with plants and shrubs nearby.
To ensure optimal function, we recommend trimming any bushes, flowers, or shrubs that are too close. While this may impact the appearance of your home, it will improve the performance of your air conditioner.
Eliminate Yard Waste & Debris
Yard waste like grass trimmings, leaves, and twigs often ends up clogged in the air conditioner’s condenser unit. Unfortunately, these things block the airflow on your AC. This, in turn, makes it necessary to work twice as hard to run correctly.
As such, we recommend checking your AC after yard work to ensure it’s clear. Alternatively, you can turn your AC off when doing yard work.
Put In New Air Filters
To ensure your AC unit runs smoothly and maintains good indoor air quality, it’s essential to change your filters regularly. Accumulated dust and debris on the filters make it difficult for the AC unit to work efficiently, which increases your electric bill. We suggest changing filters every three months, although more frequent replacements can improve the AC system’s functionality.
Air Conditioning Tune-Ups from Pinellas Comfort Systems
To avoid being left without cool air during the hottest months, it’s essential to have your air conditioning system tuned up regularly. However, if your AC does fail, we also provide repair and installation services at Pinellas Comfort Systems.
While repairs and new systems can be costly, we want to help our customers save money. Getting an AC tune-up may seem like a small expense, but it can save you money in the long run. It can also reduce your monthly energy bills and improve indoor air quality, which is especially important for those with allergies during the pollen season.