How to Get Your HVAC System Ready for Spring & Summer
As summer approaches and temperatures warm, it’s time to think about your home’s air conditioner. It’s probably been unused during the fall and winter months, and nothing is worse than cranking it up on that first hot day to discover that it isn’t cooling your home.
Just like your car, your air conditioner requires a tune-up occasionally. With a few preventive steps recommended by the experts at GAC Services, you can ensure that your HVAC system is operating at peak performance and efficiency when you need it.
Find a Professional Now
Most homeowners will not have the expertise to identify and correct a problem with today’s sophisticated home cooling systems. Certified HVAC technicians like those at GAC Services have the training and expertise to diagnose problems and repair them quickly.
Keep in mind that summer is a busy time for HVAC technicians. They spend a lot of time responding to calls for help from those who neglected their air conditioning systems. Now is the time to contact a certified professional to maintain your cooling system at peak operating efficiency.
Prevent Problems Before They Occur
Have you ever experienced any of these problems with your air conditioner?
- Loud noise from the air conditioner when it runs
- Leaking fluid around the air conditioner
- Warm air instead of cool blowing from the registers
- Energy bills that spike abnormally during the operating season
- Odors coming from the air conditioner
These are signs of potentially serious problems with your air conditioning system. Don’t wait to have them checked.
What to Expect from an AC Tune-up
Your HVAC technician will perform a number of diagnostic tests and some general maintenance on your air conditioner, often called an AC tune-up. A GAC Services professional air conditioner tune-up will include:
- Lubrication of bearings and other moving parts as required
- Tightening loose fittings, connections, and components
- Cleaning or replacing your air filter as needed
- Inspecting and testing equipment, including the blower, evaporator coil, condenser coil compressor, and thermostat
- Inspect for leaking refrigerant
- Examine for indoor fluid leaks
At the end of the inspection and tune-up, the technician will provide a list of what was inspected, and the condition noted of every item on the list. They will also discuss any problems and issues with you to develop a correction plan.
Consider a Maintenance Agreement
Nothing replaces regular maintenance as the best preventive measure a homeowner can take to protect their air conditioning system. The peace of mind and cost savings on repair bills that a maintenance agreement provides is well worth the expense.
For example, the GAC Services Prime Maintenance Membership offers these benefits:
- Seasonal tune-ups
- Priority service
- Peak Performance Agreement customers diagnostic fees are reduced
- 20% off repairs
- 10% off electrical services
For the do-it-yourselfer, GAC Services offers an Air Filter Replacement Program. Regularly replacing your air filter is essential to prolonging the life of your AC. The GAC filter program will ensure that you always have the right filter, by delivering them directly to your door.
Expert Dependable Service
Avoid the summer rush. Make sure your air conditioner is ready to cool your home.
Since 1970, homeowners throughout Montgomery, Howard, and Frederick Counties in Maryland have relied on GAC Services for expert, dependable air conditioning service. Contact us today, and you’ll understand why.