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Looking forward to that hot and sticky air this summer? Me neither.

May 3, 2017

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about all the trappings that come with it: changing air filters, making sure that dehumidifier is working and feeling confident that your air conditioner is in ship-shape condition. As they say: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – or a pound of sweat.

Why it matters

Like anything mechanical, ensuring your equipment is properly serviced and maintained can be a costly oversight. Before you roll your eyes at the price tag, consider the cost of NOT investing in tune-up with these common repair costs:

  • Refrigerant leak detection and repair: $225-$1600
  • AC refrigerant recharge: $160-$400
  • Circuit board replacement: $120-$600
  • Replace fuses, circuit breakers or relays: $15-$300
  • Thermostat replacement: $60-$250
  • A/C compressor repair hard start kit: $100-$250
  • Capacitor or contactor replacement: $90-$400
  • Home air compressor replacement: $1350-$1800
  • Evaporator coil replacement: $650-$1200
  • Condensing unit fan motor replacement: $100-$300
  • Condensate pump replacement: $90-$250
  • A troubleshooting service call: $75 to $180

 

The best way to ensure that your air conditioner stays in working order all year long is to perform regular and recommended maintenance. When done annually, you’re sure not to burn up your savings account.

Now is not the time to lose your cool

The time is now to make your appointment for an air conditioning tune-up. For $199 American dollars, here are the 21 points in our summer special tune-up offer:

  • Check blower motor and wheel cleanliness
  • Clean Filters as needed
  • Check amp draw on motors
  • Lubricate and inspect bearings and seals for wear 
  • Clean indoor coil if accessible
  • Flush/treat condensate drains and pans
  • Visual refrigerant leak check 
  • Monitor operating pressure of refrigerant
  • Check safety devices for proper operations
  • Check electrical disconnect box for proper rating and installation 
  • Check contactors for burned, pitted contacts
  • Inspect electrical system for burnt or exposed wiring 
  • Check and inspect capacitors 
  • Inspect fan blade for defects 
  • Clean condenser coil and remove debris from base pan
  • Check control boards for corrosion
  • Measure temperature difference with the supply and return 
  • Inspect duct work for air leakage or lack of insulation
  • Monitor compressor for proper amperage, volt draw, and wiring connections
  • Calibrate and level thermostat

Don’t wait until you’re lying in a puddle of your own sweat in the middle of the night with a case of the ‘should haves’ or ‘could haves’ – call Max Air today and make your appointment!

If you’ve ever seen what comes out of ductwork after it’s been cleaned, then you know just how important having clean air in the home is. Whether you or someone in your family suffers from allergies caused by dust, mold, pet dander/hair, air that is too dry or too humid – your heating/cooling system filters are the first place to get started!