It only takes one visit a year from your local Central air conditioning technician to help keep your system running at its best. Make Preventive Maintenance your new routine today and help to prevent against costly breakdowns in the future.
- Check the accuracy of your thermostat settings and review this with Home Owner.
- Inspect all the electric terminals and connections. Clean and tighten the terminal screws connections. Spray a non-conductive coating onto the wires and terminal connections if necessary.
- Take amperage readings while the compressor motor is running to verify that it is running according to the specifications located on a nameplate on the side of the compressor unit.
- Take amperage readings while the air conditioning blower motor is running to verify that it is running according to the specifications located on a nameplate on the side of the air handler unit.
- Lubricate or oil the blower motor if the motor is not a completely sealed motor on which oils can’t be added.
- If your central air conditioning systems has a type of blower motor that spins the squirrel like cage is operated by a belt, we would check the tension of that belt and make adjustments when necessary. If the belt is warn or cracked it should be replaced. The spinning of the squirrel like cage part of your system is what brings the airflow to the ducts in your home.
- Verify the correct electric control sequence to make sure that the heating system and cooling system can’t come on at the same time.
- Pure some water into the condensation pump located by the air handler to make sure that it operates by ejecting the water to the outside your home.
- Check and replace a dirty air filter. A dirty air filter and severely restrict the air flow and make your central air conditioning blower motor work harder and eventually break down.
- Vacuum out the air handler cabinet. Keeping this area clean from loose debris will help keep the air filter clean.
- Check for correct amount of refrigerant (Freon) in the system. If the central air conditioning system is overcharged with Freon can cause freeze ups of the evaporator coil that is located inside your air handler unit. If your system is under charged with Freon you won’t get the correct amount of cooling capacity out through your ducts to your home. You will feel clammy.
- Check and clean the condenser unit coil. The condenser unit is located outside your house. Leaves and debris can collect on the outside of the unit as well as inside the unit. When this happens there is a severe air flow restriction that usually takes the heat from the inside of your home and releases it into the air outside your home.
- Test for refrigerant (Freon) leaks using a leak detector.
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Richard Marton Electrical Contractor LLC is a full service electrical contractor serving homeowners and businesses in Bergen, Passaic, Essex and Morris County New Jersey with electrical installations and repairs. We are also a Generac Generator installer.
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