Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

What Causes an AC to Ice Up?

Monday, June 11th, 2018

iceWhen the heat of summer is at its peak, you are obviously going to want your air conditioner to be up to the challenge of cooling your home effectively and reliably. That being said, you should also realize that your air conditioner is not and should not be a freezer. If you see ice on the system, particularly on the evaporator coil in the indoor unit, your response should not be “wow, my system is really keeping things cool this year!”

The truth of the matter is that ice on your air conditioner suggests that there is a problem with your system. We’ll be discussing two such problems today. One is quite simple to resolve. It is actually one of those few air conditioning problems that you can resolve on your own. The other is much more serious, and puts your system at considerable risk. If this is the case, you’ll need air conditioning repair in Loveland, CO right away.

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Don’t Forget to Have Your AC Tuned Up

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

technician-working-on-AC-unitLooking ahead at the weather forecast, you may be wondering why we are even mentioning your air conditioning system right now. No, you are not going to need to run your AC in the immediate future. However, it is not going to be much longer before the time comes to put your air conditioner back to work. If you want to ensure that your home cooling system is ready for action when you need it, then you should go ahead and schedule your routine air conditioning maintenance for the season.

It is impossible to overstate just how important it is that you schedule regular air conditioning maintenance in Timnath, CO. Only when your system is thoroughly tuned up by a qualified professional can you expect it to operate at peak performance levels. There is likely more to routine maintenance than you even realize. Count on our technicians to ensure every single step of the process is completed with care.

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3 Great Benefits of Routine Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, May 16th, 2016

As we inch closer and closer to the hottest time of the year, you are nearing the point when your air conditioner will be running regularly. If your home cooling system is not tuned up by a qualified professional prior to being put into action, you run the risk of a sub-par or unreliable performance from it. Hopefully you’ve been diligent in scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance. If you have not yet done so this season, we strongly suggest that you consider the following benefits of AC maintenance, and call us to schedule a tune-up with a technician you can trust.

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Should I Schedule AC Maintenance in the Spring?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Spring is just around the corner, and that means that before long you are going to be turning to your air conditioning system once more. As temperatures begin to rise, you need to know that your air conditioner is in the great condition necessary for operating as efficiently and effectively as possible. That means that your system must be well-maintained.  Scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance in Wellington, CO is the only way in which you can hope to get the very best performance that your air conditioner has to offer. Some homeowners fail to stick to a routine maintenance schedule, though, and that is when they wind up in trouble. 

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3 Financial Benefits of Routine Air Conditioning Maintenance

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

We know that money is tight for a lot of homeowners, and that you may not want to spend any on your air conditioning system until a problem develops with it. This thinking is a bit backwards, though, as scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance in Fort Collins, CO is actually a great way in which to cut down on AC expenses over time. Sure, there is a fee for the service. As you’ll see detailed below, though, the benefits of this particular service can help you to save money in a few different ways. Just remember to schedule your air conditioning maintenance with a trained, experienced professional, such as those here on the Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning team.

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Are the Trees Surrounding Your Property Causing Cooling Problems?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

While Cottonwood trees may be lovely to look at, homeowners in this area may not realize just how detrimental to their air conditioning systems they can be. This is because Cottonwood trees drop their fluffy seeds when the wind blows, and those seeds  can build up on the outdoor coils of our air conditioning systems. This can cause a number of problems. Keeping the outdoor coils of your air conditioning system clean and free of any such debris is a simple task which can really pay off. Here are a few examples of how clogged up coils, due to Cottonwood trees or otherwise, can negatively impact your AC in Fort Collins, CO. Contact Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning for any AC services that you may need.

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Top 3 Reasons for Scheduling Routine Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, May 25th, 2015

If ever there were a scenario in which the old adage “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” does not apply, then it is surely in terms of air conditioning maintenance. No matter how great your air conditioning system may be, it is  important to remember that it is still a mechanical system. Like every other mechanical system out there, your AC will suffer some general wear and tear over the course of its operation. Considering how hot our summer season can get, you will likely be using your AC quite heavily during this period. To ensure that your system succeeds and that any wear and tear is properly handled, schedule routine air conditioning maintenance in Fort Collins, CO with Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning.

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Steps Taken During Routine Air Conditioning Maintenance

Friday, March 20th, 2015

As we warily anticipate the movement into spring, and another harsh winter is laid to rest, it is already time to start looking forward. With summer fast approaching, along with the heat that it brings with it, you need to know that your air conditioning system is in fine working condition. The only way to ensure that your air conditioner is indeed in peak working order is to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance in Loveland with a trained, qualified professional. Guarantee that this is the case by making ours the number that you call. Our technicians are happy to thoroughly inspect your system and to tune it up as needed.

There are a number of steps taken during routine air conditioning maintenance services which will help your technician to evaluate the overall condition of your AC. Armed with this information, we can go about prepping your air conditioner for the hottest time of the year accordingly. First, we will not your system settings, then begin our inspection. The ground surrounding your condenser unit will be checked to ensure that your condenser coil is enjoying sufficient airflow.

The coils themselves will be checked to ensure their good condition, and they will also be sprayed down with cleaner. The line will be cleared out and replaced if need, and the drain pan will be cleaned out as well. Contacts will also be checked to ensure that they are not excessively worn or exhibiting signs of burning. Temperature differentials will be measured, and your ductwork will be visually checked for leaks. Simple and easy to access leaks may be sealed with mastic. Once all of the steps in the maintenance procedure are completed, your system will be closed back up and it will be returned to its original settings. Upon completion of the service, your AC will be ready for action.

A central air conditioning system is dependent upon numerous different parts and components in its operation. If any one of these components is not functioning properly, then there is just no way in which you can hope for your AC to work at peak performance and efficiency levels.

Schedule routine air conditioning maintenance in Loveland with a technician here at Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning.

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Why Use a Professional Technician for Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, September 8th, 2014

There are many appliances around a home that require regular maintenance to keep them in proper working order and to extend their service life. For many of these devices, you can perform the necessary maintenance yourself through cleaning, adjustments, or replacing basic components that you can purchase in a store.

However, there are some appliances in your home that requires regular maintenance from professional technicians. One of the most important is the air conditioning system. There are some measures you can take to help improve the AC’s performance and extend its lifespan, but actual annual maintenance must come from a trained HVAC technicians. The best way to have this service done is to enroll in a maintenance program with a reliable local heating and air conditioning company.

When you contact Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning for maintenance in Fort Collins, CO, you’ll receive the high quality work from a company that has been in the business of comfort since 1934.

Here’s why you need a professional for AC maintenance

Air conditioners are intricate electro-mechanical devices that rely on a balance of electronic components, motors, the circulation of refrigerant, and drainage to work correctly. There are simply too many working parts for people without training to handle the necessary service.

When an air conditioning technician comes to a home for a maintenance visit, the inspection and tune-up work includes the following:

  • Removing and cleaning the condenser and evaporator coils
  • Lubricating and cleaning the motors
  • Testing the electrical system and making necessary adjustments
  • Checking the airflow
  • Establishing refrigerant is properly charged
  • Cleaning the condensate drain
  • Changing the air filter
  • Making any needed replacements for capacitors
  • Checking on thermostat calibration

With the exception of changing the air filter (something you should do every month while the AC operates regularly) all of these tasks require a professional to handle them. If you attempt to tinker around inside an air conditioner cabinet on your own, you could end up causing damage. Leave the cabinet shut and instead delegate the maintenance work to a technician with extensive experience.

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It’s easy to get started with air conditioning maintenance in Fort Collins, CO. You only have to sign up for the maintenance program available through Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning. We provide top-level technicians with NATE-certification, state-of-the-art technology, and ongoing training to inspect and tune-up your air conditioner.

Let Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning give you peace of mind that your cooling system will be ready whenever you need it next. Call us for maintenance today!

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Keep Your Air Conditioner Maintained in the Summer

Friday, May 30th, 2014

While spring and fall are ideal times to conduct maintenance on your air conditioning system, summer, too, can be a good time to ensure that it’s running properly.

Why is it important to schedule regular maintenance for your air conditioner? In a nutshell, regular maintenance can help you avoid costly repairs, save you money, make your air conditioner run more efficiently and increase its longevity. How? We’ll outline below what you can expect from air conditioning maintenance in Bellvue and why it’s important.

What Happens During Maintenance?

Three main things happen during a routine maintenance visit from your Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning specialist:

  • Inspection
  • Cleaning
  • Adjusting

Inspection

During a maintenance appointment, all aspects of your air conditioning system are thoroughly inspected for any current and/or potential problems. Items that are inspected include the different components in both the indoor and outdoor units, electrical connections, wiring, belts, ball bearings, coils, etc. The inspection allows your Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning specialist to see everything happening with your air conditioner and detect any possible problems.

Cleaning

It is normal for your system to accumulate a certain amount of dirt and dust, including debris like leaves, grass and twigs, particularly in the outside unit; what is unhealthy for your air conditioner is when these things aren’t removed. Debris can cause a number of problems if left unattended, including clogs, breakage and potential breakdown of the system. During a regular maintenance appointment, both the indoor and outdoor units are cleaned, including the coils. This cleaning can help save you money down the road by preventing repairs that can develop from having a dirty system.

Adjusting

Regular use of your air conditioner can cause screws to come loose, ball bearings to become dry, wires to fray, and other small issues. These items will be adjusted as needed during a routine maintenance appointment, preventing them from becoming bigger and potentially more costly problems.

Behind on Your Maintenance? Call Us!

Regular maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure that your air conditioner runs optimally throughout the year.

If you haven’t scheduled air conditioning maintenance in Bellvue with us yet this year, call us, and let one of our experts help keep your AC running great this summer!

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