What Does an AC Technician Actually Do During Maintenance?

We sometimes hear this question from curious customers, and it’s a good one to ask. It shows us that our customers care about the equipment in their homes and want to see that they perform at their best. By scheduling air conditioning maintenance during the spring to prepare for summer, you’re already making one of the best choices when it comes to seeing that your HVAC system enjoys a long life.

It would take a lengthy post to explain all the steps that an air conditioning maintenance tech takes during a spring visit, but here are a few of the most important ones. These will give you a good idea of how maintenance helps your air conditioning system run better and run longer:

  • Clean the outdoor coil: A dirty outdoor coil will make it much harder for the air conditioner to efficiently vent heat to the outside.
  • Lubricate motors and other moving parts: Relieving physical stress from mechanical components is essential part of keeping any machine working without suffering from major breakdowns or draining too much energy.
  • Check for refrigerant leaks: During normal operation, an air conditioner shouldn’t lose refrigerant. If the refrigerant level does drop, it means there are leaks somewhere that must be repaired or else it will have catastrophic consequences for the system later.
  • Examine the outdoor fan: Even slight damage to the fan in the condenser cabinet can cause extensive damage to the rest of the unit and poor operation.
  • Recalibrate the thermostat: If the thermostat loses its ability to sense temperatures accurately, even by a few degrees, it can it impair comfort and lead to a system that wastes energy.
  • Clean the condensate drain: If the condensate drain becomes clogged, the condensate pan will overflow and cause the air conditioner to shut down.

Magic Touch Mechanical offers an excellent maintenance program for air conditioning systems. Call us today for service in Scottsdale, AZ and the surrounding areas.