Spring has arrived in Augusta, GA, and the sizzling-hot days of summer will soon follow. Now’s the right time for spring HVAC maintenance. Our HVAC maintenance services ensure that your air conditioning system will be ready to keep your home cool and comfortable all summer long. Here’s what’s included in our Doc Savage maintenance agreement.

HVAC Maintenance Includes Checking System Components

During our spring HVAC maintenance visit for your cooling system, our technicians check all system components. They inspect the electrical connections, safety controls, capacitors, thermostat sensors, refrigerant line, fan blade tightness and start and run relays. This system inspection also includes lubrication of the motor and changing the air filter. According to the Department of Energy, swapping out a dirty air filter for a clean one could lower your summertime cooling bills by as much as 15%.

Measure Refrigerant and Airflow

The air conditioner’s refrigerant flows between the outdoor condenser and indoor evaporator. A refrigerant leak decreases the system’s ability to cool your home. If too much of the refrigerant leaks, the air conditioner’s safety control will power the system off. We measure the refrigerant level, and if it’s low, we locate the leak. We’re prepared to fix any leaks and top off the refrigerant. After verifying the refrigerant level, we measure the system’s airflow rate and cooling capacity.

Clean Coils and Condensate Drain

Pollen, dust and dirt tend to accumulate on the outdoor condenser coil, which is exposed to the elements year-round. Dust can also get on the indoor unit, especially if you go more than three months between air filter changes. We clean the coils, which allows the refrigerant to absorb heat from your home and release it to the outdoors. Our technicians check the condensate line for clogs and clean the line so that the excess moisture from your home’s air can drain away.

To learn more about spring HVAC maintenance, take a look at our Doc Savage maintenance agreements, or give us a call today.

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