In Southeast Texas summer is right around the corner, and that means heating and cooling companies are ramping up their advertising efforts for air conditioning tune-ups. You have likely seen advertisements showcasing specials for as low as $29 or $39, but are they worth it?
Air conditioning tune-ups are important, but only when done correctly. In order to help you find a reputable HVAC company for your air conditioning tune-up, here are several things you should expect.
The Company Should Have a Good Reputation
It should come as no surprise that the first thing to consider when shopping for an air conditioner tune-up is the company’s reputation. A service is only as good as the company that backs it. If you do not recognize the company offering the tune-up, do some research. Have you read any of their on-line reviews? Have any of your friends or family used them? What was their experience?
Technicians Should Be Trained and Certified
What kind of training and certification do the technicians go through to be employed with the company offering the air conditioning tune-up? You want to know the employee sent to your home will be knowledgeable and able to answer your questions. Ask if they employ certified technicians. Each of our technicians undergoes a certification process before being hired that includes a background check and drug testing. All technicians also go through regular weekly training.
The Tune-Up Should Take Some Time
Some heating and cooling companies advertise extremely low air conditioning tune-up prices that seem too good to be true. In many cases, they are. These advertised tune-ups are more likely simple checkups that take almost no time at all by skipping the inspection of internal components of your cooling system.
When you schedule a Precision Tune-up and Professional Cleaning with Bradbury Brothers, you can expect our technician to be at your home for approximately 60 minutes. That’s because our tune-ups check each of your system’s critical internal components, inspecting and cleaning the parts necessary to keep your air conditioner running safely and efficiently all summer long.
All Critical System Components Should Be Checked
According to ENERGY STAR, a proper air conditioner tune-up should provide the following, at a minimum.
- Check thermostat settings
- Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage
- Lubricate all moving parts
- Check and inspect the condensate drain in your central air conditioner or heat pump
- Check controls of the system
- Check the starting cycle of the equipment
- Clean evaporator and condenser air conditioning coils.
- Check your central air conditioners refrigerant level
- Clean and adjust blower components
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). Bradbury Brothers services most of southern Montgomery County including The Woodlands, Conroe, Magnolia, Montgomery, Oak Ridge North, Pinehurst, Shenandoah as well as northern Harris county including Cypress, Klein, Spring and Tomball.