Kansas City Home Air Conditioner Tune-up

Posted on March 17, 2013 by Jim Horlander

Kansas City air conditioners need regular tune-up’s to operate correctly and Heartland Quality Heating & Cooling is here to help. Home owners can do some of the maintenance themselves and some things should be left to the professionals. With proper preventative maintenance your homes air conditioning system will operate more efficiently, have fewer repairs and cool better on those hot days we have come to expect in the Kansas City area.

Change the air filter

The air filter that is for the furnace needs to be replaced for both heating and air conditioning. The blower inside the furnace is what moves the air that needs to be cooled. Air-flow is one of the main factors for proper air conditioning, without a clean air filter; the whole cooling system is affected.

Keep the outside air conditioner coils clean

The outside air conditioner coils are what get rid of the heat that it collected from the inside of your home. Dirt on these coils act like an insulator and make the air conditioner work harder than it is designed to, this will shorten the life of an air conditioner; reduce its capacity, and life expectancy.  Some air conditioning units are covered by a protective metal grid, if yours is one of those style units, you may want to hire a professional.

What should you expect if you hire a professional to perform your air conditioning maintenance?

A professional HVAC contractor should review your entire comfort system. This starts by asking the home owner questions about their homes comfort issues to see if there are simple, no cost solutions to improve your over-all comfort. Then review the entire operation of the air conditioning system and address the following;

  • Change damper positions
  • Clear condensate drains
  • Inspect blower motor and wheel
  • Lubricate motors if needed
  • Check for proper air-flow
  • Check the indoor coil
  • Adjust humidity controls and settings
  • Inspect all electrical components
  • Check refrigerant levels
  • Check compressor operation
  • Clean the exterior coils

Professional air conditioning maintenance pays for itself with reduced utility bills and equipment break-down. Plus it will extend the life of the air conditioning system. So if you need an air conditioner tune-up in Overland Park, Lee’s Summit, or anywhere in Kansas City, give Heartland Quality Heating & Cooling a call today.

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