The Importance of an AC Tune Up

Spring is in the air, and even though the weather is looking beautiful, most of us are still trapped inside due to the national Coronavirus quarantine. One of the most important home projects you can take care of this spring is to have your air conditioner tuned up by an A/C specialist. You can easily save yourself thousands of dollars over the course of your home’s lifespan by ensuring that you get ahead of potential problems by bringing in expert maintenance technicians every year. If you are looking for the best maintenance professionals, A/C specialists, plumbers, and electricians in the Cincinnati tristate area, look no further than Herrmann Services. Our expert technicians can easily handle all of your home maintenance needs in one quick trip, keeping your house comfortable year after year. Contact our team to have your whole home checked, maintained, and inspected today.

AC Tune Up: What to Expect

Everyone is busy, we get it, which is why our technicians do everything they can to work around your schedule. Regardless of whether you are currently working from home, have been deemed an essential worker, or are working as usual, our team will work with you to find a schedule and a plan that works for you. During the scheduling process, our expert team members will ask you a series of questions about what services you need, what potential risks and issues your system may have, and some background information so our team shows up with the right parts and tools to get the job done right the first time.

Depending on the services you need taken care of, our specialists will come prepared accordingly. Most A/C units are housed outside of your home, but if you need plumbing, heating, or electrical work done, our technicians will have to have access to the area. Overall, most maintenance checkups should take no more than 1-3 hours, depending on the complexity of the issue. Over the course of our normal maintenance work we will do the following:

  • Check refrigerant charge
  • Check capacitor.
  • Check contactor.
  • Check all electrical connections on AC unit.
  • Check thermostat batteries and set it to schedule if necessary.
  • Check filter.
  • Check condensate pump.
  • Check condensate line to make sure it is draining.
  • Check electronic air cleaners or uv light bulbs for proper function.

Potential Risks of Delaying AC Maintenance

If you haven’t had your heating and cooling systems checked in a few years, you could easily find yourself stuck with a huge bill having to replace your whole system. When it comes to home care, the best thing that you can do is to be proactive and stay ahead of potential issues before major failures occur. Regular maintenance won’t cost more than a few hundred dollars every year, whereas major replacements will easily cost you thousands. Most of the time we get a call regarding a major issue with an AC unit, we can easily tell that maintenance hasn’t been properly kept up just by looking at the exterior of the unit. You need to make sure that you are keeping the 2 feet around your AC unit and 5 feet above your unit clear of any debris, plants, and overgrowth as these are classic signs that your AC unit has gone too long without regular maintenance.

No matter what kind of home care and maintenance you are looking for, the expert team here at Herrmann Services is ready to help you. With over 50 years of dedicated service in the Cincinnati tristate area, you know that you can trust our team to get the job done right the first time. Contact us to get a free quote and have a maintenance specialist check your heating and A/C systems today.

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