It is important to service your AC but more importantly, it should be correctly done. During the summer especially, advertisements for AC service are seen everywhere. The prices vary and are sometimes attractively low. However, you should be careful that you do not compromise quality for low cost. Service to your AC unit should be a decision that is well thought out. There are things to consider for servicing your AC.
Certification and Training of Technicians
Find out about the type of certification and training that qualify the technician to offer this kind of service. Ensure that the person who will come to your place of abode is the right one for the job. The technician should also be equipped with knowledge to address your concerns and questions.
The Reputation of the Company/Individual
The technician should produce proof of past successful jobs in this field. In fact, you get better results on ratings if you do your own research. Find out from persons who use them what their experience was.
What Should be Checked
An AC service technician will check and make adjustments and repairs if necessary to vital parts of the unit:
• The settings on the thermostat
• Electrical connections and voltage
• The condensate drain
• The equipment’s starting cycle
• The system’s controls
• Every moving parts
• The level of the refrigerant
• The blower components
• The coils – condenser and evaporator
The Length of Time for AC Tuning
Ensure that what you are paying for is not just a quick cleaning job. Sometimes the advertisements are misleading and if you do not know what should be expected, you could be cheated out of hard-earned cash. The process requires enough time to check, inspect, clean, unclog and make necessary repair to the unit. This should take about 1 to 1½ hours.