Air conditioning repairs are usually necessary at the most inconvenient time, including the warmest day of summer or a weekend. This means you could be waiting for awhile for an air conditioner repair. At some point, most homeowners will find themselves in need of an HVAC repair. There might be an initial panic but then you remember that you have a heating and cooling company that you trust!
During the summer, you know if your air conditioner is not working properly. At Central Valley Mechanical Services, Inc., our service technicians use the latest equipment to find the problem and fix it. In most cases, we are able to repair your AC in just one visit because we carry the most common parts on our service trucks.
At Central Valley Mechanical Services, we recommend scheduling an annual tune-up for your air conditioner in the early spring and an annual tune-up for your heater or furnace in the fall. Annual tune-ups allow us to inspect the safety and efficiency of your system so that you can keep comfortable all year long.
Air Conditioning and Heating Tune-ups include:
-Check thermostat operation and accuracy
-Check/Replace customer supplied air filters
-Check and document temp split
-Inspect electrical disconnect (tighten contacts)
-Inspect wiring and tighten electrical connections
-Inspect contactors, relays, and circuit boards
-Check capacitors and start components
-Inspect and test safety switches and devices
-Check voltage and amperage at all motors and compressor
-Inspect indoor blower motor for dirt build up
-Inspect bearings and lubricate all moving parts if applicable
-Inspect the belt and adjust tension (If applicable)
-Check defrost components (boards, sensors, reversing valve, etc.)
-Test defrost operation (Fall/winter maintenance)
-Chemically clean condenser coils
-Check evaporator coil condition and cleanliness
-Check gas pressure
-Check gas valve for proper operations
-Check burner assembly
-Check and clean flame sensor
-Check control board operations
-Check inducer draft motor
-Check gas piping for leaks
-Check heat exchanger to ensure there are no cracks
-Inspect duct seal at unit and secure panels
As your old A/C system deteriorated with age, it had to work that much harder to cool the air inside your home. This means it was necessary for it to consume more energy to deliver the desired temperature. When you consider this and the significant difference in energy efficiency of current air conditioning systems and those manufactured only 15 or 20 years ago, it’s easy to see how switching to a new, state-of-the-art system will represent substantial savings on your energy bills.
You may not be entirely sure if your current HVAC system really needs to be replaced or if a repair might just be sufficient. We won’t suggest you buy a new air conditioning system if a less expensive repair will return your old one to good reliable order. If it is indeed time to replace your A/C system, we will also provide you with all the information you need to choose the model that will best meet your needs.
Installing a new air conditioning system is not a job for a weekend warrior. The installation must be completed in accordance with local and state building codes and following the manufacturer’s specifications in order to protect your warranty. The job demands a licensed and trained professional like the ones at Central Valley Mechanical Services.