Schedule a Spring Tune-Up for Your A/C Unit… Before You Turn It On!

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Spring is in the air in Georgia, and that means that it won’t be too long before it’s time to kick on the A/C again. But don’t wait till it’s 85 degrees outside to turn on your air for the first time this year.

If you think about it, you probably know several people who wait until the first heat wave to turn on their A/C only to find out that it’s not working.

Now they don’t have air and it’s 90 degrees in their bedroom, but the emergency A/C repair technicians might be a couple of days before they can get there because half of metro-Atlanta has just found out their air system has a problem.

Don’t let this person be you!

You should always have your air conditioner serviced before the heat hits and before you turn on the air. We at Gagne are here for you if you do need a repair, but the best course of action is to prevent problems by having you’re a/C serviced now.

A yearly maintenance check on your central air system will ensure that everything is running properly and efficiently, ensuring the reliability and longevity of your system.

When you call for preventative air conditioning service, our metro-Atlanta A/C technicians will perform a detailed seasonal maintenance check on you central air system.

Here are the steps we’ll likely need to perform to ensure your A/C is properly functioning:

  • Lubricate moving parts and tighten electrical connections:  Your technician will ensure that the mechanical and electrical components of the system are set to function smoothly and safely.
  • Check the condensate drain: The condensate drain of your A/C removes water produced in the cooling process from your home. Sometimes these drains can be leaky or clogged due to algae growths. Leaks and clogs can cause damage to your system and/or your home.
  • Check and clean coils: The evaporative and condenser coils of your A/C unit might have some dirt and dust build up on them, which makes your system work harder to cool your house. Your technician will check these coils and clean them if necessary.
  • Check refrigerant level: The proper level of refrigerant ensures maximum system efficiency.
  • Change the air filter: Your technician will check your air filter and let you know if it needs to be changed.

And of course, the technician will turn on your A/C to make sure that it’s operating smoothly, blowing cool air, and not showing any concerns that need further investigation.

Even if you’re too proud or spend-thrifty to schedule seasonal or yearly A/C maintenance, you can still perform some amount yourself.

Make sure to change the air filter before starting up, and run the system before it’s hot outside to make sure it’s still blowing cold air and hasn’t developed any odd sounds that a technician would need to investigate.

You can learn more about heating and cooling maintenance by visiting our Knowledge Center.

When it comes to your heating and cooling systems, the old saying “prevention is the best medicine” applies. If you live in Alpharetta or the surrounding areas, call Gagne Heating and Cooling today at (678) 221-4328 to schedule preventative maintenance, and ask about our Comfort Club’s preventative maintenance agreements.