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A/C Maintenance

A/C Maintenance: Some Jobs are Best Left to the Pros

During the hot summers around Arlington Heights, you will find yourself relying on your air conditioner more than you would like. Considering the toll it can take on your energy bill, it is natural to consider cutting back on AC usage. Rather than subject yourself and your household to discomfort, there are simple steps you can take to get the most from your HVAC system. Regular A/C maintenance is one way to ensure your cooling system will keep your home comfortable, efficiently. There are simple maintenance tasks you can undertake, but to get the most from your system there are some jobs that can only be done by a professional HVAC service technician.

Professional maintenance is usually recommended for the beginning of the fall and spring seasons. As part of your own maintenance routine, you can do the following:

  • Change air filters as soon as they become dirty
  • Clean vents and registers and remove anything that might be blocking openings
  • Trim grass and vegetation from around outdoor unit to provide airflow and easy access

These simple tasks help your A/C to perform more efficiently, and will help to prolong its life. As part of a professional A/C maintenance visit your HVAC technician will:

  • Ensure the A/C is cooling as it should and check, calibrate, and adjust the thermostat as necessary.
  • Clean and tighten electrical connections where needed.
  • Inspect ductwork for air leaks, broken seals or loose connections that could affect air flow.
  • Inspect belts, moving parts, and related components for damage, and tightening and lubricating where necessary.
  • Make minor repairs, replacements, or adjustments that will prevent larger problems from developing later.
  • Advise you on the general condition of your air conditioning system and provide suggestions for improving performance, or advise you regarding repairing or replacing an older, damaged or malfunctioning system.

Tempco Heating and Air Conditioning Co. provides HVAC services to the Chicagoland area since 1992. We understand the needs of our customers and what it takes to keep your home or office system working year-round. Contact us today at (847) 670-7000 for more information on A/C maintenance or if you need to schedule an appointment.