It’s Getting Hot – Time to Get a Pre-Season AC Checkup

Make sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool all summer with a maintenance visit from General Heating & Air Conditioning

Service Tech GreetingHotter weather is just around the corner, and you need to make sure your home or business will provide a cool refuge from the hot sun. The last thing you want is to be caught off guard by a malfunctioning or inefficient air conditioner and left to roast in the heat. Fortunately, you can get your air conditioner in top shape now with a pre-season air conditioner maintenance visit from General Heating & Air Conditioning. Here are some of the key services we will provide:

Clean or Change the Filter: A dirty filter can not only cause air quality problems but also restrict air flow and even potentially increase wear and tear on your air conditioner to the point where its lifespan is reduced. We can inspect your filters and clean or replace them as needed at the start of the season to ensure you get off on the right foot. You should continue checking the filters each month as the summer goes on.

Check Coolant Levels: An air conditioner needs the right amount of coolant or refrigerant in order to function properly. Too little or too much refrigerant can reduce efficiency and make it cost more to run your air conditioner. You can trust our technicians to add the right amount of coolant and never overfill your system.

Clean & Adjust Blower: Getting the right airflow is crucial for your comfort. Poor airflow can cause uneven temperatures and reduce your energy efficiency by up to 15 percent. We can clean, inspect, and adjust your blower components to make sure you’re getting appropriate airflow for your space.

Clean the Coils: Dirty evaporator and condenser coils interfere with your air conditioner’s ability to create cooled air efficiently. A thorough cleaning can help ensure your ac unit is ready to perform its best this summer.

Inspect the Drain: Air conditioners naturally dehumidify the air as they cool it. This creates condensation which must be drained away. If the drain in the unit becomes blocked, you can end up with mold or mildew odors or even water damage. Contact us for a pre-season maintenance visit and we’ll make sure the drain is clear.

Check System Controls: We will also check the operation of the entire system to make sure the electrical components are in good condition and the equipment cycles on and off properly.