What Is an AC Tune-Up?
As with all mechanical appliances, air conditioners require routine maintenance to continue running at peak performance. The older your AC unit is, the more likely it needs an AC tune-up. A tune-up is preventative maintenance for your HVAC system.
An effective tune-up will cover all the bases of potential problem areas with your air conditioner. Before you invest in tune-up services, let’s see what benefits are in store for you.
Key Benefits of AC Maintenance & Tune-Ups
AC maintenance is crucial to maintain a cool and comfortable environment. Our high-quality air conditioning services in Jacksonville, FL, do more than that. An AC tune-up will benefit all aspects of your HVAC system, including:
- Improved efficiency
- Extended unit lifespan
- Minimal repairs
- Reduced energy consumption
- Monthly cost savings
If the air conditioner operates properly, it won’t consume as much energy. This will save you money each month on your energy bill and lengthen the lifespan of your unit. Having a more durable and efficient air conditioner means fewer repairs are necessary.
What’s Included in an Tune-Up?
An AC tune-up addresses all aspects of the air conditioner and its operation. The process is quick and efficient. If any problems are detected, we’ll handle them immediately so you don’t have to wait until your unit fails on you.
The tune-up we perform is a quick process that uncovers and corrects problems in no time. We’re efficient when it comes to performing any repair or installation because we know your time is valuable, and we won’t waste it.
A visual inspection can identify various problems before they become major issues. We’ll check the belts and blowers and look for any signs of internal corrosion or damage. Our professional technicians will thoroughly inspect the exterior of your unit as well.
If we notice any damage, we’ll bring it to your attention. You have the final say on whether or not we can perform recommended repairs. Once the visual inspection is complete, we’ll dig deeper into your unit to ensure that nothing gets missed.
Cleaning & Maintenance
After the inspection, the technician may recommend additional cleaning of the interior parts of the air conditioning unit—if needed. The fins and coils are another area that often need to be cleaned because they’re exposed to circulating air and dust. Dirty components will eventually require repairs and cause major HVAC issues if left unchecked.
We’ll also perform basic maintenance on your unit, like replacing any filters and fixing other minor problems. Addressing these issues now will save you a lot of money over time. It will also help keep your air conditioning running well for years to come.
Nothing exposes a problem like simply running the air conditioner to see how it operates. This is when we check the belts and fans to ensure they’re operating properly. We’ll also ensure the air cools down and the thermostats are calibrated.
If you don’t want to have to search for an AC repair service in Jacksonville, FL, look no further than Waychoff’s. We’ll perform a complete AC tune-up on your unit so you don’t have to deal with the hassle yourself and risk either damaging the unit or injuring yourself.
Why Choose Waychoff’s for Your AC Maintenance?
When it comes to AC installation and maintenance in Jacksonville, FL, Waychoff’s is the name you can trust. We’re proud of our work and the reputation we have earned by working hard and going the extra mile for our clients. Here are a few more reasons why Waychoff’s is the best choice for all your AC needs.
1. Experienced & Certified Technicians
Our technicians have all relevant certifications as well as extensive experience in the field working on HVAC systems. They’ve seen enough to diagnose and solve any problem that might arise with your AC. Our technicians are also proficient in performing tune-ups on AC systems.
2. Comprehensive Tune-Up Checklist
Our goal is to deliver exceptional results each time we respond to a service call. That includes making sure that we don’t overlook something small. This is where our comprehensive checklist comes into play. Our technicians will go through the checklist, marking off each item as it’s completed. We ensure that every aspect of the tune-up is complete before we finish your appointment.
3. Transparent Pricing & Excellent Customer Service
One of the worst feelings is having something repaired and not knowing what it will cost in the end. We’re upfront about the costs of our services so nothing comes as a surprise. We’ll make sure you understand what each service costs and why. If you have any questions, our technicians will give you a straight answer.
We want our customers to be pleased with the service they receive. At Waychoff’s, we pride ourselves on putting the customer first. Going the extra mile with even basic maintenance helps you out, and it shows our commitment to the people and community we serve.
Schedule Your AC Tune-Up Today
Waychoff’s Air Conditioning can take care of any HVAC problem you have. If you want your unit to continue running efficiently for years to come, you need a tune-up. Schedule your appointment today to rest easy knowing that your air conditioner won’t let you down during the hottest months of the year.
What Are the Regional and Commercial HVAC Equipment Testing Standards?
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.