Plumbing & Cooling Experts in Spring, TX

Can't I Just Tune Up My Air Conditioner Myself?

We know that there are a lot of very handy homeowners out there, and in this day and age there are plenty of videos and tutorials detailing–well, pretty much everything. That being said, though, no amount of internet videos is going to prepare you for tuning up your own whole-house cooling system. Professional air conditioning maintenance in Spring, TX, is a must, and it is more complex a process than you may realize. The air conditioning maintenance checklist is a pretty long one, but you can count on our professional air conditioning technicians to do the job right from start to finish. Contact us today to get started.

You are correct in your assumption that changing your air filter is a very important maintenance task, and that is one that you can do on your own. A thorough, professional air conditioning tune-up, though, is much more detailed than this. Our technicians will complete a number of different maintenance steps, including but not limited to:

  1. Checking refrigerant levels. Your air conditioner needs to have a certain amount of refrigerant within if it is to work properly. Because the refrigerant in your system is recycled, not consumed, low levels indicate leaks.
  2. Cleaning the condensate drain line. Your air conditioner removes humidity from the air as it cools your home. The condensate drain line is responsible for draining the resulting condensation away from your home.
  3. Cleaning evaporator and condenser coils. If these coils are dirty and caked with grime, your system won’t be able to effectively remove heat from the air in your home and disperse it outside.

This is really just the tip of the iceberg, but it should give you a good indication of how much work actually goes into professional air conditioning maintenance. Let us know if you have any questions.

Remember that Milton Frank Plumbing is the company to call for outstanding air conditioning maintenance.