We are firm believers in the cost-saving power of preventative maintenance. A regular professional servicing schedule mean that you can be confident that your AC units will actually work when it's needed. Much more than that though it will save you money long term by identifying failing components before they fail and cause more expensive elements to seize. But even if that wasn't the case we believe a service is worth every cent because we constantly find AC units that are getting a little tired and under-performing for a host of reasons all of which have the effect that they draw more power than they need to and offer less and less in return. When customers ask us about the cost of a service we ask them if they are aware how much money they may be losing in terms of their utilities bill thanks to power-draining poor performance from their own ACs.
The first step of a service is a thorough evaluation, that means checking out the units not just visually but in detail and systematically running through a check list of components in the right order to find out what is getting weaker or what doesn't work properly. Often an apparent failure in one area can be traced to something else in the power chain that isn't doing its job properly so before we try to fix anything we first make sure that there's not something else that needs fixing or adjusting first.
Even when everything is working properly in an AC unit there are a lot of fine tuning tweaks that can optimize performance. Think of them as like a car tune up. One example is the thermostat which often falls out of sync. Maybe not much. Maybe only a degree or two but added up over the course of a Summer that little bit every day adds up. So we calibrate the thermostat and other components with operative variables to ensure the best possible performance.
Condenser and Coolants
Obviously we check those coolant levels to ensure that they're good to go and haven't been leaking, and if we suspect a leak then we have to run through the system and find it so your AC doesn't run itself dry and end up running hot just when you want to cool things down. We also thoroughly check and clean the condenser because it's one of the key ways of ensuring maximum efficiency which translates directly into minimum electricity use.
Filters and Fins
If you've got a car you'll know that caring for the filters is one of the surest ways of prolonging its life. Unless you're a lover of 60's autos you probably don't have fins on your car, but you do on your AC. The filters for the motors and the fins you see on the outside of the unit can both get clogged with dust and grime as they do their job. It's a given. Once they're even partially clogged though they start to have problems 'breathing' and that inevitably means the motor is having to do more work to get the same result. Which shortens its life and shows up on your power bill. Not a problem if you've chosen regular servicing from us.