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West Chester, OH Air Conditioning Maintenance

AC Maintenance in West Chester, OH

When was the last time your air conditioner received a check-up? If you can’t recall or it’s been quite some time, it’s essential to prioritize maintenance now.

While skipping maintenance might seem fine, it’s actually skipping out on a service that’s crucial for ensuring the overall health and longevity of your cooling system. Regular maintenance not only enhances the efficiency of your air conditioner, it also minimizes the need for repairs and extends the lifespan of the system. 

Serving West Chester Township, OH, since 1986, Hill-Air Heating & Air Conditioning provides top-notch maintenance services for both homes and businesses. Our goal is to inspect your AC unit thoroughly and provide the necessary maintenance to keep your home comfortably cool throughout the summer months. 

Contact us today to schedule your air conditioning maintenance service in West Chester Township and the surrounding areas.

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How Often Should Air Conditioner Maintenance Be Scheduled?

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

However, even if it’s late spring or summer, it’s never too late to schedule maintenance for your AC. A maintenance check-up can still offer significant benefits even well into the hotter months.

The Benefits of Annual Air Conditioner Maintenance Service

Still unsure about the importance of regular air conditioner maintenance? Consider the following advantages:

  • Reduced Breakdowns: During a maintenance visit, our HVAC technician meticulously calibrates, cleans, and inspects all components to ensure smooth functioning. By addressing minor issues early on, we can prevent them from escalating into larger, more costly problems.
  • Improved Efficiency and Lower Energy Bills: Routine maintenance enhances your air conditioner’s efficiency, enabling it to reach the desired temperature on the thermostat more quickly and run less frequently. This reduces wear and tear and ultimately leads to lower energy bills.
  • Extended System Lifespan: While air conditioners typically last 15-20 years, regular maintenance is essential for achieving that longevity. Neglecting maintenance could mean having to replace your system after just 10-15 years. Investing in AC maintenance can save you money in the long run.

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

No two air conditioning systems are identical, and depending on factors such as 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 temperature rises in the West Chester Township, OH, area this summer, be confident 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 the experts at Hill-Air today to schedule your air conditioning maintenance.

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