Scheduling Professional Air Conditioning Maintenance: What to Expect

If you’re not familiar with air conditioning maintenance, you may wonder what to expect during your first scheduled appointment. AC maintenance in Beaverton, OR is a great way to care for your air conditioner so that it can last for much longer than the average lifespan and be more energy efficient.

Call us anytime to schedule your AC maintenance appointment. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about what to expect during AC maintenance so that you are prepared. Even though there’s nothing you have to do to get ready for our visit, it’s always nice to know what to expect. 

Overall AC Assessment 

The first thing we do is talk to you about any specific concerns you have. If you’re scheduling an AC maintenance appointment because you think something is wrong, we want to know about your concerns. Even if it’s as simple as your AC not operating the way it usually does. We will look at your AC from top to bottom, inside and out, but it always helps to have an idea if there’s anything particularly wrong. 

After that, we complete a high-level general inspection of your air conditioner, including both the indoor and outdoor portions of the unit. This helps us to identify any glaring problems that need to be addressed right away. We are looking for obvious signs of damage, any parts that are loose, or areas that are particularly dirty. 

Homeowner Maintenance 

Next, we’re going to take a closer look at a few key areas where you should be completing maintenance regularly as a homeowner. We will check your air filter to see how dirty it is and what type of filter you are using. We may make recommendations for a different type of filter or talk to you about how often you are changing the filter.

We will also check the condensate drain line for any potential clogs. If you aren’t already cleaning out the condensate drain line monthly using vinegar, we recommend that you do so, and we can walk you through how to do that.

We can also look at your outdoor unit to see how dirty it is. Since it is exposed to the elements 24/7, it is important to gently hose off the coils regularly for optimal airflow. Dust and debris can easily get into the fins and prevent heat and humidity from being able to funnel out of your home during a cooling cycle.

The Details

After that, we are going to get into all of the nooks and crannies of your air conditioner. We want to do things like tightening screws and making sure that fan blades are all secure. We also want to clean out any areas that are particularly dirty, especially in between gears that are working together.

We will re-lubricate any parts that have dried out and replace belts that are wearing down or loosening. All of these things help your air conditioner to be more energy efficient so that you can save money on your monthly energy bills and ensure that your air conditioner lasts for a long time to come.

Please call Sydni, our Office Extraordinaire, to schedule your next appointment! We will take care of you from there!

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