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Columbus Cooling Maintenance Services

All central air conditioners and heat pumps require cooling maintenance regularly. This professional HVAC system service is designed to improve air conditioning performance and energy efficiency, limit expensive repairs, and help homeowners keep the cooling system in use for more years of comfortable, cool air. During a preventative maintenance tune-up, a licensed air conditioning technician will inspect all important components within the indoor unit and outdoor unit, as well as the thermostat, perform cleaning and servicing to mitigate wear and tear and identify potential system issues that could make it harder to stay cool this summer without repairs.

Homeowners in Columbus, OH, and the surrounding communities schedule service with Buckeye Heating, Cooling & Plumbing when it’s time to undergo regular maintenance for their cooling equipment. Our team performs maintenance for any type of cooling unit you have installed at home, whether that be a central air conditioner, heat pump, or an air conditioning and heating system with multiple ductless room air conditioners installed throughout the house.

NATE-certified cooling maintenance professionals examine and service the key parts of your cooling system, including air filters, the condenser coil and evaporator coil, refrigerant lines, condensate drain, condenser unit, fans, compressor, electrical connections, circuit boards, and more. We analyze system starts, temperature drops, and electricity voltage so that adjustments can be made when needed to improve indoor air cooling. Just like you schedule service for seasonal heating maintenance before winter heating season, make cooling maintenance a priority in your Columbus, OH, home each year!

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Improve Cooling System Condition and Performance with an Annual Maintenance Tune-Up

The air conditioner, heat pump cooling, and heating system, or ductless room air conditioners in your Columbus, OH area home require regular maintenance over the system’s service life to deliver maximum value for homeowners and their families. Prioritizing yearly maintenance service completed by a licensed cooling professional is an investment that will pay you back with considerable returns, as just one tune-up annually can end up saving you thousands of dollars in the long run!

Buckeye Heating, Cooling & Plumbing performs comprehensive maintenance service for all air conditioner equipment types and models. When you make a tune-up appointment part of your spring schedule, the benefits you can expect to gain include:

Common Questions About Cooling Maintenance

Not every Columbus homeowner is familiar with the details of cooling maintenance, and we often receive a few specific questions about this service. Find the answers below so you can better understand how to protect your cooling system.

How Often Does an Air Conditioner or Heat Pump Need Professional Maintenance?

Professional maintenance for cooling units is recommended once each year. Heating unit maintenance is also a once-per-year task, so to fully care for the maintenance needs of your home’s entire HVAC system, you’ll schedule a total of two tune-ups yearly. If your home uses a conventional central air conditioner, that unit will receive a single yearly cooling tune-up – the furnace counterpart will be tuned up for heating maintenance. In homes using heat pumps for both heating and air conditioning, the heat pump receives both tune-ups each year because it works as both types of systems.

We suggest you schedule your system maintenance tune-ups at certain times of the year to gain the most benefit from this service. For cooling maintenance, schedule your appointment in the spring; for heating maintenance, schedule the visit in the fall – for both, the earlier, the better! When you have this service completed ahead of the summer or winter season, you’ll know your system is ready to go once the temperature changes and creates the need for heating or cooling inside your house.

As technicians inspect your unit, performance problems and damaged parts are identified with plenty of time to fix them. Fixing these issues ahead of the start of the summer cooling season or winter heating season ensures you won’t experience an unexpected system breakdown on that first hot or cold day. Many homeowners find themselves in this situation each year, and because it’s such a common problem, there is a longer wait to have a technician come out to inspect and repair your unit once the peak usage season starts.

What Are the Steps of a Cooling Tune-Up?

The steps completed during professional cooling maintenance differ from the steps for heating maintenance, as these systems have different components and function in different ways. A cooling tune-up won’t include cleaning dirty burners or adjusting gas pressure – maintenance for an air conditioner or heat pump system will involve the following:

  • Check Controls for Correct Operation
  • Verify Thermostat Temperature Reading Display Readings and Calibrate the Unit When Necessary
  • Tighten Loose Electrical Connections
  • Condensate Drain Pan Cleaning and Removing Clogs From the Drain Line
  • Cleaning the Evaporator Coil That’s Inside the Indoor Unit
  • Cleaning the Condenser Coil That Sits Within the Outdoor Unit
  • Lubricate Motor Bearings and Moving Parts
  • Test Amperage and Electricity Volt Draw of the Compressor During System Starts
  • Straighten Out Bent Fins on the Condenser Unit With a Fin Comb
  • Check Refrigerant Charge
  • Replace the Air Filter if Necessary

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