Air Conditioning Maintenance in the Greater Louisville Area
Air conditioner maintenance performed by a licensed HVAC technician is the best protection for a Louisville home’s air conditioning system – one of the biggest investments in the home. Not only does air conditioning maintenance help the unit maintain performance levels, it prevents many system malfunctions that lead to the need for air conditioner repair.
Servicing air conditioning units helps keep energy efficiency levels high and utility costs low, allowing the cooling system to keep families comfortable with reduced energy consumption. As much as 5 percent of a cooling unit’s efficiency is lost each year due to wear and tear along with the accumulation of debris within the unit – an annual maintenance tune up counteracts these effects to improve performance and safeguard against breakdowns.
To keep your air conditioner running smoothly, invest in annual preventive maintenance from Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. Our licensed, NATE-certified technicians deliver total care services to keep your air conditioner in operation for many years to come.
Benefits of Preventive Maintenance for Your AC Unit
Lower Utility Bills
With regular maintenance, the energy efficiency of your air conditioner is improved and stays consistent. Neglected HVAC systems see a decline in efficiency each year, due to wear and tear caused through normal operating conditions. If you choose to forego servicing your air conditioner, the increased cost of operation erases any savings.
Life of the System
Louisville air conditioning systems offer an average of 10 to 15 years of service. With annual maintenance, homeowners may be able to increase this range and keep existing units in service longer to avoid costly replacement. Alternatively, if you fail to maintain the cooling unit, it is unlikely to last as long – you may be replacing it before it hits the 10-year mark. A small investment in maintenance could prevent wasting thousands of dollars on early system replacement.
A preventive maintenance tune up allows your air conditioner or heat pump to maintain efficiency levels throughout its service life. Neglected systems burdened by wear and tear damage drop in efficiency and cost their owners more to operate. With annual maintenance, your cooling system is cleared of hazardous conditions that put components under excess stress which often leads to malfunction.
The last thing any Louisville homeowner wants to experience is the need for air conditioning repair in the heat of the southern summer. Cooling system breakdowns create discomfort and hassle, as well as expense – limit your risk of a breakdown when maintenance is performed before each cooling season. A tune up allows for the identification of conditions that could lead to malfunctions if not corrected and the repair of these issues before they lead to further system damage. After a tune up, your air conditioning unit is in good working order and ready for the coming season with a lower risk of breakdowns.
Indoor Air Quality
Significant dirt, mold, bacteria, and allergen particles can come to rest or grow within the components of your cooling system, such as the evaporator coil. As air cycles through, these contaminants can be picked up and spread back into your living areas, where they affect your family. Cleaning performed during air conditioning maintenance removes these harmful particulates to keep indoor air quality at its best. Any Louisville household that suffers from allergies or asthma benefits immensely from air conditioner service.
New air conditioners and heat pumps come with manufacturer warranties that provide valuable coverage for years to come – if you uphold the terms. Annual AC maintenance performed by a license technician is almost always one of the warranty terms. If you skip a tune up, this may void the warranty on your AC unit. Preventive maintenance protects your cooling system yet again, by keeping this coverage intact should you need it.
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True Comfort Membership
You’ll get priority service with a True Comfort Membership from Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooing. If you have any problems during the extreme Louisville summers or winters, not only will you get top priority when you schedule, you’ll also save money on repairs and new HVAC equipment. And don’t forget about saving money on your heating and cooling bills and prolonging the life of your furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump.
Heating & Cooling Membership Benefits: $209/year
- 2 Maintenance visits per year
- 24/7 Emergency service (no overtime charges)
- 2 Year parts & labor warranty
- 15% Discount on all HVAC repairs
- 15% Discount on indoor air quality products
- 5% Discount on HVAC equipment (+ accruals)
- FREE diagnostics with repair
- $20 Off diagnostics without repair
Your Air Conditioner Maintenance Questions Answered!
Air conditioning maintenance encompasses many different tasks. Louisville homeowners often have questions about what service entails and other facets of a tune up. Jarboe’s NATE-certified technicians have answered a few of the most common maintenance questions below for your reference.
How often is air conditioner maintenance performed?
Cooling systems need annual tune ups to help them maintain effective and efficient performance. Ideally, tune ups for air conditioners and heat pumps are performed before the start of cooling season, which allows an HVAC technician to identify problematic conditions and correct them before the system is in use. Air conditioners receive one tune up per year, while heat pumps require two – this is because heat pumps are also used for heating, not just cooling.
Is maintenance really needed once per year?
If you think preventive maintenance is a step you are able to skip some years, you pay for it in lost efficiency and fewer years of service from your air conditioner. Even under normal operating conditions, cooling systems sustain wear and tear each year, which hinder efficiency and performance. Neglecting your air conditioner’s maintenance needs means you will pay more in operating costs and likely have to buy a new unit earlier than you would if maintenance had been made a priority. Plus, skipping a yearly tune up could void your manufacturer’s warranty coverage, adding even more expense should repairs ever be needed.
What maintenance does my air conditioner need?
A maintenance tune up for an air conditioner is quite thorough, addressing key system components to improve their functionality and efficiency. When our HVAC technicians are servicing air conditioning units, here are some of the steps they perform:
- Verify proper operation of all system and safety controls
- Test thermostat function and calibration
- Measure voltage and amperage of electrical components
- Tighten electrical connections
- Clean evaporator coil
- Clean condenser unit coil
- Lubricate moving components
- Clean and treat drip pan and condensate drain
- Check refrigerant charge
- Change air filter
How much does air conditioner service cost?
Air conditioner maintenance typically runs around $100 per tune up. Compared to the cost of air conditioning repair, this is quite affordable! Plus, Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers even more ways to save, with specials and our CAIRfree Maintenance Agreement!
How do I clean my air conditioner?
Throughout the year, Louisville homeowners need to do some cleaning to keep their air conditioners in good working order:
- Remove lawn debris from outdoor condenser unit.
- Clear vegetation growing in the two-foot area around the outdoor unit.
- Remove items stored in the two-foot area around the outdoor unit.
- Change air filter as needed (check monthly to determine status).
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