How to Inspect Your Air Conditioner so Your Home Is Ready for the Summer

Is your air conditioner ready for summer? As winter fades and warmer weather comes, it’s time to inspect your air conditioner to make sure it performs properly when hot Southeast Texas summer days arrive. Most manufacturers recommend that heating units be inspected in the fall and air conditioning units be inspected in the spring each year to make sure that the system operates efficiently.

Preventive Maintenance

Seasonal tune-ups examine all components of a heating and air conditioning system. The most common reason that an air conditioner stops working is a dirty filter. Filters capture airborne particulates and prevent them from entering the HVAC unit. In ducted systems, filters prevent dust and particulates from entering the ducts and being circulated throughout the living space. Air must flow freely over the compressor and condenser coils for efficient cooling. Dust and debris in the system covers the coils, affecting performance. A well-tuned HVAC system uses less energy and controls humidity and temperature effectively, enhancing indoor comfort. Preventive maintenance prolongs the life of the unit and reduces the occurrence of breakdowns.

An air conditioning tune-up includes:

  • Checking refrigeration levels
  • Oiling all moving parts including fans and blowers
  • Inspecting belts
  • Cleaning drip pan and tubing
  • Cleaning or replacing the filter
  • Checking wiring and connections
  • Calibrating thermostat
  • Cleaning coils
  • Ensuring that the unit cycles on and off properly

Maintenance Agreements

Annual maintenance agreements make sure that your HVAC system works at peak efficiency all year long. We notify you when it’s time for the fall heating tune-up and the spring air conditioning tune-up so that you won’t forget. If your unit needs repairs any time throughout the year, you will receive priority service, enjoy discounts on high-quality parts, no overtime charges and reduced charges for repairs. We work with our commercial customers to design a maintenance plan that suits the unique needs of each establishment.

About Beckham & Jones Heating & Air Conditioning

Beckham & Jones has served communities around Huntsville, Texas, since 1946. We are a full-service, family-owned business committed to customer satisfaction with a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee. If you are not happy with our service, neither are we. As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, we adhere to the strict business practices required for this prestigious designation. Our technicians are certified in core competencies and specialties by NATE, the industry leader in technician certification. Our services include:

  • Repairs and maintenance on all makes and models of HVAC equipment
  • New installations
  • Energy audits
  • Commercial and residential services
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Heat pump systems including geothermal and hybrid
  • New installation design

If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old or needs frequent repairs, it may be time to replace it. Newer models are significantly more energy efficient, saving both energy and your money. To find out more about how to maintain a comfortable indoor environment, please call (936) 755-4249 and talk to one of our service representatives.