When Does My Air Conditioning System Need a Tune-Up?

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It will not be long before mild spring breezes make way for hot summer weather in Idaho. Will your central air conditioner be ready for the change?

Your cooling system has been idle for months, so it only makes sense to tune it up before putting it into service and operating it daily. A tune-up will prepare your Boise cooling system to start smoothly and run efficiently and safely over the coming months.

If you own a pool, you maintain the filter system and treat the water before diving in. You inspect your lawnmower motor before cutting the grass and scrub the grill before barbecuing.

Your air conditioner (AC) maintenance should become a pre-summer habit too. 

Avoid a Costly AC Repair

At Western Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help you put heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance at the top of your spring to-do list. You can relax after scheduling a service call because we do all the heavy lifting. One of our expert technicians will inspect, clean, test, and tweak your equipment.

Broken, failing, or unlubricated components can make your system struggle to cool your CITY home efficiently. A neglected compressor or condenser, refrigerant leak, or electrical issue can lead to a complete system breakdown. If we detect a problem that needs repair, we can correct it promptly and without causing inconvenience or compromising your comfort. 

Maintenance Starts With Your Air Filter

Changing your HVAC air filter plays an essential role in preventative maintenance. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) describes it as the top maintenance task to ensure air conditioner efficiency. It notes that a dirty filter can reduce airflow and allow air to deposit dirt directly onto the evaporator coils. A clean air filter can lower energy consumption by up to 15 percent.

Changing your system’s air filter is easy and one of the most impactful maintenance chores you can complete without professional help. Additional tasks include:

  • Removing weeds and debris from around the outdoor unit.
  • Washing the outdoor unit with a garden hose set to a gentle spray of water.
  • Moving furniture away from indoor air returns and supply vents.

A Western Heating & Air Conditioning cooling system tune-up always includes a filter change. We recommend you inspect your HVAC filter monthly and regularly replace it according to the manufacturer’s recommendation between system checkups.

What Else Does Maintenance Include?

Our pros examine electrical connections, the drainage system, the condenser, the evaporator, and the thermostat. We lubricate moving parts, test for refrigerant leaks, and clean components such as the blower and the coils. 

Maintaining your air conditioner will extend its lifespan and prevent budding repair issues from becoming major, costly breakdowns. Annual cooling system checkups also may keep your air conditioner warranty intact.

Consider a Maintenance Plan

Joining our four-tier Blue Ribbon maintenance program is one of the best ways to stay on track with annual cooling and heating maintenance. We email a reminder when it is time to schedule your air conditioner or furnace checkup, and some of our Blue Ribbon plans include a courtesy phone call. 

Our preventative maintenance program offers a 29-point system tune-up, priority scheduling, repair discounts, warranties, rebates, and many other benefits.

Schedule AC Maintenance Today

You can rely on Western Heating & Air Conditioning to make your Boise, ID, home comfortable this summer. Let one of our qualified professionals prep your air conditioner for the hot days ahead. Call us at 208-319-1736 or request service online.

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