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Sacramento Air Conditioning Tuneup
Air Conditioning Tune Ups in Sacramento
In Sacramento, your air conditioning system is expected to work for over 2800 hours each summer. However, many people don’t realize the importance of having their A/C unit serviced each year. Much like the way a car requires oil changes, your cooling system needs annual maintenance to perform at its best. Maintaining your A/C system can help improve cooling efficiency, lower energy costs, improve indoor air quality, and increase your home’s comfort.
When scheduling an A/C Tune Up, make sure it includes the items in this checklist:
Air Conditioner Tune Up Checklist
Remove dirt and debris from condenser
Check for restricted drain openings
Check and tighten all electrical connections
Lubricate fan blades and motor
Test AC safety controls
Check cooling cycle
Inspect capacitors, relays and circuit boards
Calibrate Blower Components
Inspect air filters
Measure volts and amps
Examine equipment condition area, and clearances
Monitor A/C starting cycle
Ask your technician about Clarke & Rush’s Energy Savings Plan, our comprehensive biannual maintenance program that helps to prevent costly AC and furnace repairs with prepaid air conditioning and furnace maintenance visits, gives you up to a 15% discount on all services/products, and puts you on our priority service list to avoid waiting in line and cut to the front if an issue ever arises.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you change your central air conditioning unit’s air filter at least once every six months this will not only help you save on your monthly energy bill but it also helps at extending the life of your HVAC system. Changing the filters every three months is even better. All that air in your home circulates and recirculates through the same filter attached to your indoor unit. Designed for removing dust particles which keeps the air you breathe clean, the filter can get clogged, which causes your air conditioning and heating system to work less efficiently – this increases you operating costs. If left unchanged long enough, your system could fail entirely.
You should have a regular tune-up twice a year, typically at the beginning of each heating and cooling season, to ensure that your system is working efficiently before the weather gets too hot or too cold. However, maintenance may be scheduled at any time.
Each spring and fall before you start using your air conditioner, furnace, or other heating and cooling systems, you should get a tune-up to ensure your HVAC system is ready for the season. By spending a little twice a year, you can save a lot in energy bills by keeping your system operating at peak efficiency. You also can avoid costly repairs by identifying and fixing minor problems before they turn into big ones. Plus, many homeowners don’t realize that their manufacturer’s warranties may be considered invalid if they aren’t getting their unit serviced twice a year.
We offer maintenance and tune-ups for all brands of central heating and air conditioning equipment. Systems serviced include central air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps, and air quality systems such as whole-home humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and air cleaners. Tune-up service is also available for oil furnaces, ductless mini splits and boilers in many markets.
No. Extended warranties and service agreements do not cover the cost of regular heating and air conditioning maintenance. Tune-ups are considered regular maintenance and are required by most manufacturers for your warranty to remain in effect.
Yes. Our local professionals can handle all of your heating and cooling maintenance needs including service for your furnace, air conditioner, mini split, heat pump, air handler or boiler.
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