Air Conditioner Inspection

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Air Conditioner Inspection

Village Plumbing & Air is trusted for air conditioner maintenance in Houston and surrounding areas. The function, reliability, and efficiency of your A/C is important to us. Inspecting your air conditioner twice a year lets our technicians do a complete system check and provide repairs or a tune-up when necessary. Maintenance has been proven to avoid major breakdowns and help people stay comfortable all year, including during Texas’s hot, humid summers.

When performing an A/C inspection, our technicians follow a detailed checklist that accounts for:

System Condition

Air filters are checked and replaced as needed. Our technicians also evaluate airflow, perform a visual inspection of equipment, and lubricate moving parts such as motors and bearings. In addition to internal A/C components, they’ll look at ductwork to check for air leaks and seal any found. If supply registers and return vents are blocked, we’ll clean them, and our techs also flush the drain line and clean the condensate pump.

Cooling System Efficiency

Refrigerant levels will be checked and recharged if necessary. We also check the operating pressure of the refrigerant, evaluate temperature drop across the evaporator coil, and verify the temperature differential between the supply and return is within the proper range. The compressor, air handler, relays, pressure controls, and blower motor are checked, tested, and cleaned as needed.

Safety Check

To verify your HVAC unit is running safely, we’ll check all fail-safes, including surge protectors. Limit and safety controls will be tested per the latest standards. We’ll also check for carbon monoxide leaks and clean dirt and debris from the system that could become hazardous.

Electrical Inspection

Air conditioners consist of numerous electrical components. During a routine check, we’ll look at and test capacitors and contactors; if there’s rust, corrosion, or burnt parts, we’ll replace them. Fuses and wiring will be inspected and the thermostat tested and calibrated. Our technicians also test motor supply voltage and amperage, tighten wiring connections, and test the amp draw of the compressor, condenser fan, and blower motor. The outdoor disconnect will be cleaned and inspected, and we’ll test the A/C and blower shut off.

Why Schedule an Air Conditioner Inspection?

Air conditioners tend to break down when you need them most. Aside from preventing your A/C from failing during a heat wave, an inspection can:

  • Improve efficiency, which can reduce energy bills.
  • Help your A/C system last longer.
  • Find issues to fix before they become larger.
  • Improve air quality and prevent carbon monoxide leaks.
  • Help decide when repair or replacement is needed.

Do I Need an HVAC Contractor to Do an Inspection?

Other than changing the air filter, it’s not recommended you service an A/C yourself. It can be unsafe and may void your warranty. Our technicians are trained, experienced, and equipped to perform an inspection and know what to look for. Based on their findings, they can recommend the best options if any services are needed.

When Should I Schedule an Air Conditioner Inspection?

Generally once a year, preferably in the spring. But if you have a unit that’s 10 years old or older, have it checked twice a year. Following this rule can help get 15 or more years out of your A/C. Village Plumbing & Air includes two A/C tune-ups per year for members of our Village Partner Plan, so we can keep your system in top shape.

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Contact Us Today

Village Plumbing is committed to high-quality, comprehensive maintenance services and A/C repair in Houston. An air conditioner inspection enables our technicians to keep your A/C in peak condition. All the parts and tools they need are stocked on our trucks, so most services can be completed in one visit. We’ll even schedule an appointment for you. Call 713-678-0483 to learn more.

Condenser

A condenser is the equipment people most recognize as their air conditioner. It’s the large box-like unit located on the outside of your home somewhere.

Coils

There are evaporator coils (in your attic unit) and condenser coils (on your outdoor equipment) they are both essential to the function of your HVAC system and it’s good to always keep them clean. Did you know dust & dirt is the #1 killer of HVAC systems?

Air Handler or Furnace

The furnace is the heart of your heating system, and is sometimes part of the air handler. The air handler connects to your duct system and can contain filters as well as heating and cooling elements.

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