You can have your Air Conditioner run at a lower cost if you keep up to date on maintenance. Yes, it is very important to change filters regularly. How often? Standard filters should be changed monthly during the cooling season. The next issue is a Florida thing, drainline algae. Drain line clogs are the most common service call we get. Wet/dry vacuuming your drain line monthly can also avoid a service call and system downtime.
Whether you are on our maintenance plan an and we call you bi-annually to set your appiontment, or you call us for a yearly tune-up, we give our full service and attention to every call. Air Conditioners are a complex system of electrical, plumbing, construction, chemistry, and physics. All of these must sorted out for your best experience. Make sure you mention to your service tech if you noticed anything out of the ordinary.
Hot or Cold spots
What do we check?
ACS follows a maintenance checklist. We check the health of your systems operation, the function and condition of the components that make the system operate, and the cleanliness of the equipment inside and out.
Amps and Voltages
Pressures and Temperatures
Condition of Coils
Condition of Ducting
The Checkpoints of a typical Maintenance
- Inspect unit for proper refrigerant level. Temperatures/Pressures/Subcool/Superheat
- Clean dirt, leaves and debris from inside cabinet
- Inspect base pan for restricted drain openings—remove obstructions as necessary
- Inspect coil and cabinet—clean as needed
- Inspect fan motor and fan blades for wear and damage
- Inspect control box, associated controls/accessories, wiring and connections. Controls may include contactors, relays, circuit boards, capacitors, sump heat and other accessories. All control box and electrical parts should be checked for proper operation, wear, or damage
- Inspect compressor and associated tubing for damage
- Test line/load voltage
- Vacuum condensate drain line
- Inspect blower assembly and amps
- Test supply and return airflow and temperatures.
- Inspect electric heat
- Inspect evaporator coil, drain pan and condensate drain lines
- Inspect condensate pump and drain line routing/pitch
- Inspect safety controls—adjust as needed
- Inspect control box, associated controls, wiring and connections
- Inspect conditioned airflow system (ductwork)—check for leaks
- Monitor system starting characteristics and capabilities
- Listen for abnormal noise
- Search for source of unusual odors
- Test thermostat operation
- Inspect filter
- Monitor system for correct line and load volts/amps
- Monitor system operation per manufacturer’s specifications
- Inspect Electronic Air Cleaner
- Inspect Media air filter
- Inspect UV System
- Inspect Surge protection
- Inspect Hard start kit