Is a Home AC Tune Up Worth It in Pontiac, MI & What Does an Air Conditioning Check Include?

Residents in Oakland County, MI will soon reach that magical time of year when the weather is unpredictable. The weather tends to fluctuate so much that we won’t know whether to keep the heat on or turn on the A/C! It seems that as our days get warmer, our nights will still be quite chilly. But there is no better time than now to flip on that A/C to check for any issues that may have arisen during the recent months you’ve been using your heater. Jacob's Ladder Heating & Cooling and other experts everywhere agree and strongly recommend having your central heating and cooling systems serviced by a licensed and experienced HVAC company about twice a year. The best time to do this is before you begin using your furnace and before you switch over to your central air conditioning system. The latter helps to ensure you are ready to take on our Detroit heat this summer. By having your system tuned up and ready to go, you can be sure your system is running at maximum efficiency which will save you money on those dreaded summer power bills. Jacob’s Ladder Heating & Cooling is here to explain what you should do to get your system ready, as well as what all gets done during our spring air conditioning tune up.

Clean or Change Air Conditioning Filters

We can not emphasize enough how simple, yet important it is to keep your air filters cleaned or changed regularly. For an HVAC system to run in its most efficient state, it needs proper air flow to do so. Dirty air filters are the number one cause of HVAC system failure today. All of the air that is circulated through the HVAC system passes through the filter at some point. The filter is a vital component of the HVAC system as it doesn’t just filter out pollen, dust, pet dander, mold, fungus and dead skin cells. It also provides a line of defense against larger objects such as loose pieces of insulation that could get pulled into the system and create a fire hazard. When you leave a dirty air filter in, the blower fan in the HVAC system has to work double time to push out enough air. Not only that, but you are putting your system at risk of overheating and prematurely breaking down due to negligence. Emergency calls can be expensive. Save yourself the time, money and the headache, change your filters once a month, or more if needed to keep your system running efficiently this spring and summer.

What Does an AC Tune Up Include?

There are countless benefits to having your system tuned up and maintained by a professional every year. We can detect and repair any issues that may hinder your system from operating at maximum efficiency. We can also detect if parts are wearing down and need to be replaced before they break down. Following is a brief outline of what is checked, inspected and tested during a central air conditioning tune up. Your HVAC contractor will:

  • Test refrigerant levels and inspect for leaks
  • Meticulously clean condenser coils to remove dirt, dust and debris buildup
  • Inspect contactor to ensure electrical connectivity
  • Inspect capacitor for signs of wear
  • Inspect condenser fan motor
  • Ensure all electrical connections are secure
  • Inspect and meticulously clean indoor evaporator coil
  • Inspect and meticulously clean blower assembly
  • Flush condensate drain
  • Ensure system is operating at maximum efficiency and you have even, steady air flow throughout the home
  • Ensure your thermostat is working properly

Central Air Conditioning Maintenance Tune Ups, Installations, Replacements, Emergency Repairs & More in Oak Park, West Bloomfield, Huntington Woods, Southfield & Greater Detroit, Michigan

Regular maintenance on your HVAC system can guarantee you a longer, more efficient life out of your HVAC system. We live in a giant dust bowl here in the valley and all that dust can really take a toll on your system if it is not maintained properly. Jacob's Ladder Heating & Cooling offers maintenance packages so you can have piece of mind in knowing your central heating and cooling system is well cared for. Call our office if you have further questions, or to schedule your spring tune up today!