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Hamilton, OH Air Conditioning Maintenance

AC Tune Up & Maintenance Services in Hamilton, OH

Do you remember the last time your air conditioner had a check-up? If the memory escapes you or if it’s been quite a while, it’s high time for some maintenance! While it might seem like an easy task to skip, air conditioner maintenance is actually crucial for ensuring the overall health and durability of your cooling system.

Regular maintenance not only boosts the efficiency of your air conditioner, leading to lower energy bills, but it also reduces the need for repairs and extends the lifespan of the system. 

Since 1986, Hill-Air Heating & Air Conditioning has been offering top-notch maintenance services to homes and businesses in Hamilton, OH. We’re here to inspect your AC unit and provide the necessary maintenance to keep your home comfortably cool all summer long. 

Reach out to us today to schedule your air conditioning maintenance service in Hamilton, OH, and the surrounding areas.

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How Often Should You Schedule Air Conditioner Maintenance?

Ideally, air conditioners should undergo maintenance at least once a year, preferably in the spring before you kick-start the system for the season. Every spring, we receive numerous calls from homeowners whose air conditioners fail to switch on during the first scorching day of the year.

But fear not! It’s never too late to schedule maintenance for your AC. Even if it’s late spring or summer, a maintenance check-up is still beneficial.

The Advantages of Annual Air Conditioner Maintenance Service

Still not convinced about the importance of regular air conditioner maintenance? Consider the following benefits:

  • Reduced Breakdowns: During a maintenance visit, our HVAC technician meticulously calibrates, cleans, and inspects all components, ensuring they function smoothly. By catching smaller issues early on, we can recommend necessary repairs before they escalate into larger, costlier problems.
  • Improved Efficiency and Lower Energy Bills: Routine maintenance enhances your air conditioner’s efficiency, allowing it to reach the desired temperature on the thermostat more swiftly and run less frequently. This reduces wear and tear and ultimately lowers your energy bills.
  • Longer System Lifespan: While air conditioners typically last 15-20 years, regular maintenance is key to achieving that longevity. Neglecting maintenance could mean having to replace your system after just 10-15 years. Save your hard-earned money by investing in AC maintenance.

What's Included in an AC Maintenance Tune-Up?

No two air conditioning systems are identical. Depending on factors like strain and usage, your AC unit may require specific services. However, during an AC maintenance appointment with Hill-Air, you can expect the following steps:

  • Check various parameters of the compressor, including amp draw, electrical voltage, noise level, and overall condition to ensure optimal operation.
  • Verify the correct refrigerant charge using refrigeration manifold gauges and temperatures to confirm superheat and/or sub-cooling.
  • Inspect and assess the capacitor for the compressor/outdoor fan motor and the capacitor for the indoor blower motor.
  • Clear any significant debris from the outdoor unit’s bottom and rinse it thoroughly with water.
  • Clean the condenser coil with water (additional cleaner solution if necessary).
  • Examine the evaporator/indoor coil for cleanliness, if accessible (additional cleaner solution if necessary).
  • Check indoor air temperatures to determine the appropriate air temperature drop or Delta T.
  • Inspect the condensate drain for debris and cracks, ensuring proper operation, and flush it with water.
  • Assess the condition of the secondary drain pan and verify the operation of the wet switch if applicable.
  • Evaluate the outdoor fan motor and blades for operation, amp draw, condition, and bearings.
  • Lubricate any motors or shaft bearings that are not sealed.
  • Inspect the indoor blower wheel (cleaning if necessary).
  • Check the condition of the blower motor belt, electrical amp draw, assembly motor shafts, and pulleys if applicable.
  • Ensure electrical connections are tight and examine for any discoloration due to excessive heat.
  • Verify the integrity of electrical wire insulation and ensure there are no visible cracks or shorts.
  • Test the system’s operation from the thermostat.
  • Inspect the air filter for cleanliness (replacement if necessary).
  • Record model and serial numbers and affix a Hill-Air service report decal on all equipment for easy reference, reminding the customer to track air filter changes and system cleanings.
  • Address any questions the customer may have thoroughly and professionally.

Enroll in Hill-Air's Preventive Service Plan

We understand that amidst busy schedules, it’s easy to forget about scheduling regular maintenance for your HVAC system. That’s why we offer the Preventive Service Plan. Depending on the plan you choose, you’ll receive two HVAC maintenance visits per year—one in the fall for your heating system and another in the spring for your cooling system. Additionally, you’ll benefit from priority repair response time, scheduled reminders, and more.

Some of the benefits of enrolling in our maintenance plans include:

  • Extending the life of your HVAC equipment
  • Enhancing equipment safety
  • Maximizing equipment efficiency
  • Detecting unforeseen failures and repairs
  • Peace of mind

Contact Hill-Air for Air Conditioning Maintenance Service Today

When the mercury rises in the Hamilton, OH, area this summer, rest assured that your air conditioner will withstand the heat. Regular maintenance is a simple, cost-effective way to ensure your air conditioner receives the care it deserves. Get in touch with us today to schedule your air conditioning maintenance.

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