5 Ways to Prepare Your AC System for SpringPublished on: March 6, 2012
An air conditioner is a complex HVAC system that requires professional maintenance servicing to ensure that all components are operating properly and providing the best air quality possible when in use. North Georgia residential and commercial building owners do not typically utilize their air conditioning system during colder months. This makes it very pertinent that maintenance services are performed prior to the first use of the AC system before spring or summer months arrive.
Our company is staffed with technicians that are professionally trained and have proven they possess the highest level of knowledge to perform all cleaning, repair or installation services in accordance with the strict level of regulations and codes in force in and around North Georgia. Property owners that enlist the help of our company will be able to have the confidence that their property structure and the individuals that utilize it are safe and well protected from the many hazards that are experienced by faulty or poorly maintained AC systems. Our technicians have five basic steps to servicing your air conditioning system to prepare them for spring and summer use in North Georgia.
We will first inspect the condensing unit of your air conditioning system. This is the main component that runs the entire air conditioner. It is common for the capacitor within the condensing unit to have some wear because of the amount of stress placed on it during use through hot seasons experienced in North Georgia.
A visible inspection of the contactor of the air conditioning unit will be conducted next. This is the component within an air conditioner unit that operates the fan motor and compressor within the system. Damage such as corrosion or burned wires can interfere with the electrical current flowing to these areas. Points and wires within the contactor that show signs of this type of wear will be replaced immediately.
When air conditioning units are not used during winter months it is likely that dirt and debris has collected within the condenser coils. This can cause problems such as decreased air flow into the home, overheating of the air conditioner motor and damage to the fins of the fan motor. We will flush out the unit and rinse off the condenser coils to make sure they are clean and ready to operate at their prime.
The fan motor of an air conditioning system requires regular oiling to allow the fan to move freely. This is a very important part of any air conditioning maintenance service as proper oiling helps to prevent fiction within the unit as a whole. The technician will conduct diagnostic testing on the motor allowing them to find problems that often go undetected until it is too late and a new air conditioner is necessary.
Filters within the AC unit are cleaned and replaced when necessary. This will prevent mold, mildew and other microorganisms to be circulated into the North Georgia home when the air conditioner is in operation. Individuals that utilize the home or commercial building will be safer from asthma, allergies, respiratory ailments and other medical conditioners caused by hazardous air quality.