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What to Expect During an AC Unit Inspection and Tune-up

April 24, 2018

What to expect during an home maintenance plan AC inspection
You know the importance of inspecting and servicing your heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems yearly. It helps to make sure the major systems in your home are operating at peak efficiency and prevents unexpected breakdowns. While you might be able to do-it-yourself on many of your home maintenance tasks, there are those times that a professional can offer you the peace of mind that comes with a full inspection.

Luckily, here at Lee Company, we’re passionate about our Home Maintenance Plan and the value it provides. We are proud of the excellent work our technicians do for our members, and aren’t shy about the fact that we believe our plans are the best around, both in quality and value. So we’re creating a blog series to share exactly what you can expect when you schedule annual inspections and tune-ups with us. First up: air conditioning inspections.

Benefits of an AC inspection

Your air conditioning system has a lot of moving parts and can be put under a great deal of stress during Southern summer (and sometimes spring and fall) months. Getting your unit checked out and fixed up every year is the best way to keep it running in top shape. Regular maintenance improves your system’s efficiency, performance, and lifespan which gives you the greatest value for your dollar.

What to expect

A quality air conditioning inspection and tune-up should include a thorough examination and testing of every part of your system. Your HVAC professional should also clean any parts that have dirt or contaminant build up. Lee Company technicians complete a 20+ point inspection on every tune-up and detail all maintenance they perform. Our team always cleans, checks, or tests the following:

We check or test:

  1. Electrical wiring-connection and insulation
  2. Amperage draw on each element
  3. Total amp draw of elements
  4. Temperature rise and drop
  5. Reversing valve
  6. Defrost controls
  7. Operation pressures
  8. Voltage and amperage to all motors with a meter
  9. Capacitors
  10. Air filtration (and provide recommendations for improvement)
  11. Safety controls
  12. Start capacitor and relays
  13. Compressor contractor
  14. Wiring connections
  15. Condensate drain to ensure it’s open
  16. Safety float switches
  17. Lubricate all moving parts
  18. Thermostat – and adjust as needed

We clean:

  1. Evaporator coils (if accessible)
  2. Debris from inside of system to allow for proper drainage
  3. Condensing coils

Schedule it and forget it

Arguably the best part of a Home Maintenance Plan is that we take the burden off of your shoulders. Our technicians will schedule your next appointment with you once your inspection is complete, so you can sleep with peace of mind knowing your AC system is in trusted hands. Even better, we’ll send you a postcard reminder with your scheduled date of service so you don’t forget it’s coming up. No more trying to find the time to fit home maintenance into your schedule.

Home maintenance plans

It pays to have a plan for your home’s most critical systems, and Lee Company’s Home Maintenance Plan is the best in the business. For as little as $99 a year, you will receive annual inspections of your air conditioner, heater, plumbing, and electrical systems. As a member, you’ll also receive priority service and a discount on service calls in case you need us for anything else, and you’ll never pay emergency rates. Contact us today to learn how you can become a member.

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