If you own a home in the Hudson area, you most likely have an air conditioner to keep your home cool during the summer months. At Jennings Heating and Cooling, we always recommend that our Hudson customers take advantage of our AC tune-ups. This is the best way to make sure you won’t have to deal with an emergency break down in the middle of a heatwave.
If you own a split system AC, your air conditioner works by moving refrigerant from the outdoor unit, through the evaporator coils in the indoor unit, and then back outside. Throughout this process, a fan is blowing warm air across the evaporator coils and cooling it off. Many components are involved in this process, including the evaporator coils, condenser coil, compressor, blower fan, and thermostat. With so many different parts all working together to transfer the warm air inside your home to the outdoors, it makes sense that it needs a lot of maintenance to make sure all of these parts are in good condition.
Our AC Tune-Up Services
Air conditioners use a combination of mechanical components, refrigerant, and physics to cool the home. The scientific principles involved only work if all of the moving parts are in good condition, there is enough refrigeration in the system, and no dirt or buildup is inhibiting proper function. It is our goal during each maintenance appointment to check all of these during our visit.
The blower works best when everything is lubricated to cut down on friction. During a tune-up, we lubricate all of these moving parts. We also make sure there is no dust or other substances on the evaporator that are hindering the transfer of heat. We inspect the area around your air conditioner and the vents to see if there are any obstructions that are keeping air from moving freely through the system. Finally, we change your filter, check your thermostat to see if it is still in good condition, and tighten electrical connections to ensure the safety of the unit.
Why Are Tune-Ups Important?
Routine maintenance is essential for your air conditioner, both to keep it working at peak performance, and to save you money in the short and long term. A clean and well-lubricated system will be able to exchange heat much more efficiently which will result in savings each month on your energy bills. A system that hasn’t been maintained, however, will struggle to cool your home, and it might require service more frequently. Many of the major repairs that we perform happen on systems that have not been routinely serviced.
Finally, frequent tune-ups will help you save money in the long term because they will last many years longer than an AC that does not receive preventative care. Your wallet will thank you for the time, energy, and money that you put towards maintenance.
When to Schedule Your AC Tune-Up
Because your air conditioner is not used during the winter months, your system will be out of action for much of the year. This gives dust plenty of time to settle on the system and it can also have a negative effect on many of the components. That is why we suggest that you schedule your preventative maintenance during the spring. Cleaning your system and checking that all of the parts are working smoothly can give your AC a head start for the summer.
Choosing Jennings Heating and Cooling
While there are several companies in the Hudson area that can perform maintenance on your system, none of them have the long history of excellent service that we have at Jennings Heating and Cooling. We have been serving homes in the area since 1931, and we are constantly growing and adapting to better serve our community. Today we offer full-service HVAC repair, installation, and maintenance to homes and businesses, and we have a reputation for excellence.
This reputation is not accidental. We make sure that every technician on our team is NATE-certified, and we require continual training and education to ensure that we are always at the forefront of our industry. This determination to grow means that our company is always knowledgeable about, and has access to, the best equipment and technologies for all of our maintenance services.
You are always in good hands with Jennings Heating and Cooling. We promise to take care of your air conditioner well so that it can last for many years. Call us today to schedule your AC tune-up.