Give Your AC Unit a Fall Tune-up

Jacksonvlle, Florida, Technicians Recommend a Maintenance Service

The leaves are starting to fall and the summer storms begin to subside. Football season is here and the scorching heat begins to turn into a cool and crisp wind that can only signify one thing; fall is here. Fall means a lot of things but one of the main perks of the changing seasons is less air conditioning and a lower energy bill. But just because you can turn off your AC unit, does not mean that you can ignore its maintenance. Making a small checklist of the things that you need to maintain while you are doing your fall maintenance on your AC unit may make it easier on yourself.

Here are a few things that should go on your checklist to ensure you get the most out of your AC unit and to also prepare you for turning on the heat when the time comes in just a few months.

  • Check and adjust all safety controls
  • Check burners
  • Check and adjust pilot assembly
  • Adjust burner for efficiency
  • Check for gas leaks in furnace
  • Lubricate all moving parts as needed
  • Check belt and adjust tension
  • Check filters (standard 1″ replacements included)
  • Check flue pipe
  • Shut down central air conditioner
  • Adjust pressure regulator
  • Turn exposed dampers to heating if marked
  • Check crankcase heater
  • Check air circulation

You should also make sure you replace your filter to your AC unit every three months and if you do not have one, we highly recommend that you get one immediately. Dust, hair, and other particles that fly around your home will get stuck in your intake duct and clog. This will result in those dirty particles flying around your home because they are now flying out of your vents. This could also result in you and your family getting sick easily but now knowing why.

While it is better to have a dirty filter than no filter, a dirty filter will make your AC unit work harder than it has to and keep it running thus maintaining a high-energy bill. Call us today and we will give you all of the tips you need to maintain an efficient and “healthy” AC unit. We will also tell you what you need to do to clean out your AC unit or one of our skilled professionals will come to your home and do it for you. Contact Snyder Heating & Air today to schedule your routine, fall maintenance service for your residential or commercial property.

Posted August 31st, 2012 under Air Conditioning, Tips | Comments Off