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It’s Spring—Time for AC Maintenance


We’ve made it through another winter! The earth is thawing out and warming up, the flowers are starting to bloom, and everything is sunshine and rainbows. But wait! As tempting as it might be to frolic all spring, you need to make sure you’re prepared for when the summer heat hits.

The last thing you want is to have that first really hot day arrive and find that your air conditioner isn’t working so well, or isn’t working at all. Put “Get AC Maintenance Done” at the top of your to-do list for spring and when you need your air conditioner, it’ll be in tip-top shape. Here’s how it works.

Grit and Grime

The first step to professional AC maintenance is removing all the dirt, grit, and grime from last summer’s hard work and a winter spent gathering dust. Cleaning your air conditioner is critical for a few reasons. It gets rid of particles that could wear away at components. It removes the insulating dust that prevents good airflow. And it allows the technician to get a clean, clear view of all components.

Greasing the Gears

Well, an air conditioner doesn’t have gears, exactly, but it certainly has moving parts. Components like the bearings in the blower fan motor help to keep things sliding smoothly. But in order to do that, they need lubricant to be applied every year. Otherwise, the smoothness is lost, and there’s too much friction, causing overheating and wear and tear.

A Close Inspection

It’s easy for tiny things to go wrong in an air conditioner over the course of a year. That could be a stretching-out belt, a wobbling fan blade, or a worn spot on the coils allowing refrigerant to leak. Any of these things is easy to fix when your technician catches it during maintenance. But if the problem keeps worsening, it could turn into a total breakdown and a very costly AC repair in Kerrville, TX.

Testing, Testing, 1-2-3

Electrical components need to go through a process of testing to make sure they’re working effectively, accurately, and safely. This includes things like measuring the amp draw of the motor and making sure the thermostat is properly calibrated—or recalibrating it, if necessary.

The Many Benefits of Maintenance

Air conditioners that receive annual maintenance keep their efficiency high, keep homes comfortable, and keep running for much longer while needing fewer repairs. Air conditioners that don’t receive maintenance lose about 5% of their efficiency every year, don’t cool your home as effectively, need many more repairs, and only run for about half as many years.

If this sounds like an easy choice to make, you’re right! You’ll save yourself trouble and inconvenience as well as saving money. Who wants to replace their air conditioner twice as often? Not you! And you won’t have to, because you’ll be scheduling AC maintenance right away.

Contact D’Spain Sales & Service to talk to a member of our team.

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