Get Your AC Tune-Up Out of the Way Now!

AC-manifoldThere are plenty of places in the country where residents’ air conditioners have already been going strong this year. Obviously, this is not the case here in Vermont. Don’t be fooled by yet another finicky spring season, though. The heat of summer is drawing nearer with each passing minute, and you are going to be starting that cooling system up before much longer. If you ask us, it only makes sense that you should get it back into fighting shape ASAP.

How do you do that? It’s very simple on your end, actually. You need only pick up your phone and dial our number. We are here to provide you with a thorough and effect AC tune-up in Springfield, VT and the surrounding areas. We also want to note that yes, there are plenty of very handy and self-reliant homeowners in our area. A responsible homeowner is one that knows his or her limitations, though. When it comes to routine air conditioning maintenance, the job should always be handled by experienced professionals.

What You Can Do

Okay, so we just told you that routine AC maintenance is a job for the pros—and it is. However, there are a few matters that you can take of on your own between annual maintenance appointments. They are simple and straightforward. Even so, they can still really make a difference.

First and foremost is the fact that you really need to change your air filter regularly. This standard filter will need to be changed every 1-3 months, so don’t hesitate to check in on it frequently. Failure to change your air filter results in increased airflow resistance, which drags down efficiency and can actually start to cause operational problems, such as short cycling.

Also, make sure that your outdoor unit is clean. After you mow the lawn, for instance, you spray any grass clippings off of the outdoor cabinet. This will help to facilitate the release of heat. Remove any branches or leaves from the top of the unit, too.

What We Can Do

All of the rest. Yes, we’ll check your air filter when we tune up your system, and we’ll replace it if necessary. That is just the tip of the iceberg, though. We will also check electrical connections and voltage/amperage. We’ll measure your refrigerant charge to rule out leaks. We’ll do a deep clean of the system, and we’ll test components like motor capacitors and your thermostat. We’ll also lubricate all moving parts as needed.

These are the types of tasks that you really need skilled professionals for. Opening up your system and trying to do it yourself is just not the right way to handle it. You may damage the system, and you could seriously injure yourself. Best case scenario, you wind up voiding warranties in place with the stipulation that the system is serviced by qualified technicians. You’re not saving money or time with such DIY attempts, so please—turn to the pros on our staff for a job done right.

Call HB Energy Solutions for all your energy needs. HB Energy Solutions delivers peace of mind.

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