Every air conditioner requires maintenance. Your AC system consists of complex mechanical and electrical components that are always running. Once wear and tear take a toll and minor issues start to strain the unit, larger problems such as breakdowns can lead to expensive repairs. At One Source, we recommend AC maintenance service at least once a year to find and fix issues when they’re still small and to ensure the system keeps running.
Why You Need AC Maintenance
Maintenance is just a small investment compared to the headaches it can avoid. If you’re AC hasn’t been checked in a while or a maintenance appointment is coming up, here’s how you can benefit from a tune-up and inspection:
- A cooler, more comfortable home
- Fewer AC breakdowns
- Avoid major repairs
- Delay replacement for perhaps years
- Improved air quality
- Reduced allergens, bacteria, and viruses
- Greater energy efficiency
- Lower energy bills
Air Conditioner Maintenance Program
For your convenience, One Source provides maintenance plans that include scheduled appointments, priority service, and discounts on parts and repairs. Our AC maintenance technicians inspect and tune up your system in one visit as well as clean components, test the unit’s performance, and make any necessary fixes or adjustments.
Filter replacement is one of the most important maintenance tasks. A dirty filter will reduce air quality and restrict airflow. It will also strain the system so you may need repairs sooner. Our technicians replace your air filter and can suggest a higher quality, more efficient one to keep your air clean, fresh, and odor free.
What’s In an AC Tune Up?
Some homeowners wonder whether a tune up is worth the trouble. At one Source, we know it is. Allowing us to provide thorough AC maintenance, a tune up involves measuring coolant levels, system pressure, and compressor amperage. We’ll also calibrate your thermostat so its easier to control the system, and inspect and clean the evaporator coil, condenser, and condensate drain.
A tune up also involves checking the outdoor disconnect switch, lubricating the fan motor and other moving parts, and inspecting/tightening wiring, relays, and capacitors. Our technicians will test all unit controls to make sure everything is working. They’ll also check air flow and cycling to evaluate system performance and calibrate the unit so it runs reliably and efficiently.
Can I Do AC Maintenance Myself?
We recommend allowing a professional to handle the more complex tasks. But there are things you can do in between AC maintenance service calls. After turning off power to the unit and the breaker in the exterior shut-off box, remove debris from the outside condenser and compressor unit. Access the interior of the unit and clean leaves and other debris. Using a shop vacuum with a brush attachment, carefully clean the fins; use a specialized tool to straighten them if necessary.
It’s also important to clean branches, debris, and vegetation from around the unit, leaving at least two feet of clearance in all directions. Then make sure the unit is level. Indoors, clean the evaporator coil with a soft brush and spray it with a coil cleaner. Use a 50% bleach/water mixture to clean the condensate drain. Replacing the filter is also something you can do. If your home is dustier than usual or you use the system more frequently, change the filter more often.
Our Maintenance Plan
Join our Total Care Club and we’ll take care of all your AC maintenance needs. This all inclusive membership plan includes annual care for your heating and cooling system. We’ll set service appointments on your schedule and fix any problems found on the first visit. Routine maintenance has many perks and allows us to further demonstrate our commitment to 100% Customer Satisfaction!
Contact One Source Home Services
You can count on One Source for exceptional air conditioning maintenance in and around Colorado Springs. As a member of our maintenance plan, you’ll receive discounts on parts and services for additional savings. To learn more or request AC maintenance service by trained, skilled, and experienced AC technicians, call 719-532-9000 today.