An air conditioning system plays a vital role in your home, keeping the interior comfortable, removing humidity from the air, and filtering out any air impurities that may be present. Routine, inexpensive maintenance by a certified technician will ensure that your system runs effectively for many years. Tune-ups also save you money in the long run by expanding an AC unit’s life and nipping any small problems in the bud before they become serious.
Homeowners in Northeast Ohio require the following air conditioning maintenance and tune-up services:
- Replacing and cleaning air conditioner filters. Filters clogged by dirt, dust, pet dander, or other airborne substances will block airflow and reduce a system’s efficiency by up to 15%, increasing your energy bill.
- Cleaning evaporator coils. An air conditioner’s evaporator coil collects dirt over time; without regular cleaning, debris will eventually obstruct airflow and reduce the coil’s ability to absorb heat.
- Unclogging condensate drains. A dirty drain channel will prevent an air conditioner from reducing humidity, resulting in excess moisture build up in the home.
- Checking the refrigerant level and detecting any leaks. A unit that is low on the refrigerant Freon will not be able to cool properly and can become severely damaged
- Looking for and sealing any duct leaks. Cracks in air ducts form over time due to normal use. Leaks can decrease an air conditioner’s efficiency, cause air quality problems, and create hot spots in your house.
- Inspecting oil motors and checking belts. An air conditioner’s motor and belts are the heart of the unit; without them, the compressor and fan cannot work. Unusual noises coming from the unit signal trouble with these components.
- Checking the accuracy of the thermostat. It is important to check the thermostat and other electric wiring to ensure that the air conditioner is performing as expected.
Because so many of us in the Greater Cleveland area rely heavily on our air conditioning systems, annual preventative maintenance should be a top-priority for every homeowner. Hiring a professional air conditioner service technician is the first step towards a fully functional and efficient cooling system.
While there are many HVAC and air conditioner maintenance companies in Northeast Ohio, none compare to Verne & Ellsworth Hann. We are a fourth-generation-family-owned company that has received countless service and community awards. Our staff is certified in comprehensive air conditioner installation, repair, and maintenance services, and we are continually training to keep up with new innovations and best practices. Whether you are in need of a tune-up or suspect that there may be a larger cooling problem, the Hann brothers are here for you.