New Jersey summers can be oppressively hot and humid! Keeping your AC System running strong all summer long through regular maintenance and system tune-ups is important for your continued comfort from hot and humid outside temperatures. At Coastal Refrigeration, we are committed to keeping our residential customers cool all summer long.
At Coastal Refrigeration, we know that any of the HVAC systems in a home will decline in performance over time through general use and exposure to outside elements. Without a regular AC tune-up, your air conditioning unit may break down prematurely which will require a costly air conditioning replacement. We want our customers to be confident that their cooling system is going to be working at it’s best during those hot, sweltering summer days. This is why we recommend that our customers have regular maintenance and tune ups performed on their AC before the summer season rolls around each year.
How Often Should You Get an AC or Cooling System Tune Up?
No matter what kind of air conditioning system you have or how new your cooling system is, it should be inspected, cleaned, and serviced at least once a year. The best time to schedule a tune up is during the Spring, before the Summer months roll around. An AC tune up will ensure that the system is working as intended and will avoid any hiccups during the time period where it needs to be running at peak performance.
What Will Happen If You Don’t Get Regular AC Tune Ups?
Many people get a new air conditioning system and enjoy the cool and refreshing air to fight humid and hot environments. However, a lot of those people never worry about cleaning or servicing their system, and the reason for this is simple. They don’t know any better. Most people just assume they can use their AC whenever they want for as long as they want and it will always provide them the temperature they want. Unfortunately, this isn’t how cooling systems work.
Without an AC tune up, the system will become filled with dust and other particles which will eventually hamper its ability to cool your home. It will take more energy and effort to provide the same benefits of a clean and fully functioning AC unit. On top of that, it will also begin depositing dust and dirt back into the air which can cause complications for those with severe allergies or people who have asthma. Regular AC tune ups are ultimately an economic benefit as well as a health benefit.
What is the Difference Between an AC Tune Up and an AC Inspection?
An AC tune up and AC inspection might sound similar but they are actually different services. During an AC tune up, a technician is examining your unit from top to bottom and taking care of a few basic tasks that will help avoid problems down the road and replace damaged or faulty parts.
An AC inspection occurs when your system is already having a problem and you need a technician to diagnose what specific issue is causing your system to not work as intended. In other words, a tune up is preventative maintenance and inspections are for diagnosing a system that is no longer working properly.
What Services Are Performed During an AC Tune Up?
An air conditioning system is a complex machine and there are lots of parts or elements of the system that can cause the performance to suffer overall. During an AC tune up, we check each individual component to make sure nothing is going to slow the system down during the hottest days of summer where you will be grateful for your fully functioning system. These are a few of the things we do during our routine tune ups:
- Clean or replace the air filter
- Clean the indoor coil for efficiency, airflow, and drainage
- Clean the outdoor coil to increase efficiency and increase the systems lifespan
- Clean the condensate pump which is often overlooked and can lead to system failure if ignored
- Check condenser motor and compressor for proper amperage draw, voltage, and wiring connections
- Tighten all electrical wiring
- Test and inspect fan blade
- General camera inspection
- Lubricate all motors
These are just a handful of the individual operations a Coastal Refrigeration technician will perform during an AC tune up to make sure your system is running as if it were brand new. If you have any questions about aspects of our AC tune up routine, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
What are the Benefits of Routine AC Maintenance?
We have laid out a number of reasons why routine AC maintenance is a good idea, but on top of simply making sure your system works when you need it to, there are other benefits as well. Some of the reasons you should seriously consider a yearly tune up include:
- Increased dependability
- Find potential problems and fix them quickly
- Provide maximum efficiency which lowers energy costs
- Prolongs the life-span of the equipment
- Maintains safe and healthy operation
- Can help to protect the environment
- Drastically reduces the chance of a break-down
The better your system is running, the more you’ll end up saving on energy bills. It is better to spend money to keep your system clean and functional than having to spend more each month on cooling costs.
Contact Coastal Refrigeration to Schedule an AC Tune Up
Since 2004, Coastal Refrigeration Corp. has been providing a variety of HVAC and home comfort services for residents and business owners throughout Monmouth and Ocean County New Jersey. We are dedicated to providing superior residential and commercial heating and cooling services, commercial refrigeration service and more. If you’d like to schedule an AC tune up, call 732-222-3828 or fill out our contact form.