There is a lot of attention paid to maintaining air conditioning and heating systems. At George’s Air Conditioning of Galveston, Texas, we want our customers to understand what we are doing and why. Here, we explain what maintenance is, its importance and what we do during a maintenance session. After we complete the tune-up, our technicians are always happy to answer any questions about what we did and any problems we may have found.

Preventive Maintenance Defined

Car owners know that changing the oil and rotating tires contribute to better mileage and performance. Regular maintenance for heating and air conditioning systems provides the same assurance of performance and efficiency as tuning up your car.

Experts recommend scheduling a professional tune-up for the air conditioner before turning it on for the first time in the spring. Perhaps you noticed a drop in performance in the air conditioner at the end of summer but decided not to call for service as the weather changed. After months of disuse, a thorough examination by an HVAC professional will verify that all the components are in good shape and the system is safe to use.

What We Do During a Maintenance Session

During a maintenance session, our experienced service technicians examine, clean and calibrate all components of your heating and air conditioning system. Each time we come to your home, we check parts common to the entire system. Seasonal maintenance tunes up either the heating or cooling system.

We check and service these components twice a year:

  • Clean condensate drain pan and tubing
  • Lubricate fans
  • Clean filters or recommend replacing old ones
  • Check electrical connections, wiring and amperage
  • Calibrate thermostat
  • Inspect ducts and their connections to grilles
  • Clean and adjust blower system
  • Check airflow and pressure
  • Verify that the system powers up and shuts down properly
  • Examine and clean outdoor compressor housing

Air Conditioning Maintenance

During an air conditioning tune-up, we check refrigerant levels and clean the condenser and compressor coils. Dirty coils affect heat exchange, which can cause the system to run longer and strain the compressor. The result is reduced efficiency, increased energy costs and more wear and tear on equipment.

Furnace Maintenance

During a furnace tune-up, we check the ignition, burners, piping and heat exchanger. We also check the gas pressure and test for carbon monoxide. Dirty burners or a cracked heat exchanger can cause inefficient combustion and create a fire hazard. Poor combustion creates carbon monoxide, a toxic colorless, odorless gas that can cause health problems. Carbon monoxide leaking into the living space can be fatal. We test carbon monoxide alarms as part of heating system maintenance.

Importance of Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is important for several reasons. Major manufacturers require proof of maintenance to keep warranties valid. Maintenance ensures that equipment functions safely. Other benefits include:

  • Extended service life
  • Efficient operation
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Increased comfort
  • Fewer repairs and breakdowns

Our technicians can help extend the lifespan of your AC as well-maintained equipment lasts longer. Maintenance also optimizes performance and ensures your system operates efficiently. In addition, well-maintained equipment can save up to 30% on annual energy costs. Our maintenance team tests airflow, pressure and other functions that increase comfort and ensure even heating and cooling as well. Finally, seasonal inspections can identify minor problems, keeping them from becoming bigger, more expensive repairs.

If we find problems during a tune-up, we discuss the issues and provide repair options. Some problems are easy to correct, such as replacing a filter or a fan belt. If your system requires extensive repairs, we will help you do a cost-benefit analysis to determine if it is better to repair or replace the system. We consider your budget, how much you use air conditioning and your energy efficiency requirements and indoor comfort needs.

About Our Services

George’s Air Conditioning provides both residential and commercial HVAC services. We provide new installations, scheduled repairs and duct cleaning in Galveston, TX and nearby communities. We service all major brands of HVAC equipment and guarantee our work.

If your commercial or residential HVAC system is not performing properly, our team knows how to correctly diagnose the problem. Delaying service can affect other components and result in higher repair costs.

Call George’s Air Conditioning today to schedule a tune-up. Our experienced staff will inspect your system to verify it is in good working order. You will experience more comfort, lower energy bills and peace of mind.

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