What Your Home AC Tune-up Should Include Published on June 27, 2016 Summer has officially arrived in Kitchener and the last thing you need is your air conditioner malfunctioning during the extreme heat. Help prevent your home’s A/C system from malfunctioning with a yearly air conditioning tune-up from Hammond Plumbing & Heating. What exactly is an A/C system tune-up? Just like you go to your MD every year for an exam, an air conditioner tune-up is a yearly visit to make sure your central air conditioning is healthy and running properly. Most typical air conditioner tune-ups will entail condenser coil cleaning, calibrating the thermostat, inspecting your refrigerant levels and checking for leaks, examining and tightening all electrical components, and assessing the operation of the blower belt and motor. A/C system tune-ups with Hammond Plumbing & Heating When you call Hammond Plumbing for your AC tune-up, our tune-ups come complete with a full visual inspection as well as a comprehensive cleaning. Keeping reading for the complete process for our System Inspection and Precision A/C system tune-up. Inspection Steps* Calibrating thermostatInspect oil and/or air filtersInspect blower componentsEvaluate air flowCheck all electrical connectionsEnsure proper system operationExamine quality of installationExamine area around equipmentInspect system clearancesEvaluate overall conditionExamine condenser and evaporator coils Analyze starting capabilitiesEvaluate safety featuresAnalyze temperature variance in supply and returnMonitor refrigerant pressureCheck condensate drains Tune-up Steps* Clean and/or replace standard home air filtersTighten electrical connectionsMeasure volts and ampsLubricate all moving piecesClean condensate drainIssue protective coatingIn-place cleaning of blower componentsAssess cooling cycleApply biocide treatmentClean condenser coil *Where applicable Hammond Plumbing & Heating in Kitchener is currently getting pumped for summer with discounts on A/C system tune-ups and certain home comfort system upgrades. To discover more or schedule your yearly A/C system tune-up, call 519-894-3222 today!