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AC Preventative Maintenance: Do You Really Need it?


We have reached the month of April. This means that summer is right around the corner. Summer is a very hot and humid time of year, so it is important to ensure that your HVAC air conditioning units are in solid working condition. The best way to do this is to invest in air conditioning preventative maintenance every spring. Therefore, what exactly is AC preventative maintenance and why do you need it? Here’s everything you need to know to get you through a Cincinnati spring and summer.

Why Do You Need to Invest in AC Preventative Maintenance?

The most obvious answer to this question is to ensure that your AC system will work during the summer months. Preventative maintenance will also save you money. An efficient AC system doesn’t use as much energy, so your energy bill won’t be as high. You will also save money from extensive repair costs. Preventing your AC unit from breaking down or accumulating damages throughout the summer months saves much more money in the long run.

What is AC Preventive Maintenance?

Now that you know why you need it, what exactly is AC Preventative Maintenance? It is when your HVAC technician comes to your home and performs a thorough exam of your system and completes many tasks that are designed to improve performance. There are two forms of preventative maintenance that will be performed.

1. Outdoor Unit Preventative Maintenance :

Regarding your outdoor units, the HVAC expert will measure refrigerant levels and recharge them if needed. Debris is cleared away from your outdoor units. The coil is cleaned. Drains are deeply inspected and are also cleaned if needed. Additionally, the fan motor and blades are checked for damage and lubricated if needed.

2. Indoor Unit Preventative Maintenance :

When it comes to your indoor units, the HVAC expert will lubricate the motor. The evaporator coil is cleaned. Your gas lines are checked for leaks. The burners are cleaned. The air filter is replaced. Even the duct system is inspected for leaks, and this only a small portion of what the preventative maintenance checkup includes!

After all of the maintenance is performed, the HVAC system is started up and the technician will inspect the system for proper functioning as it is operating. Overall, this is a great investment that is worth your time and money. AC preventative maintenance saves a lot of money in the long run and it will keep your house cool all summer.

Are You Ready to Schedule a Spring Preventative Maintenance Check for Your AC System?

Now that Spring has officially started and the hot summer months are on the way, it is smart to schedule a preventative maintenance check for your AC system. If you find out that your cooling system is no longer efficient, or has increased service expenses, companies such as Nelson Comfort are available to help you. Certified technicians are trained to perform a preventative maintenance checkup. They are also able to pinpoint problems with your system and provide quality repairs.

If you are interested in hiring a Nelson Comfort employee to perform a preventative maintenance check on your HVAC system, feel free to checkout our website or contact us directly at (513) 741-8338. Don’t wait to catch and fix your AC unit problems!

About The Author


Dan Detmer

Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!

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