Air conditionerAre you looking for a more detailed list regarding performing routing maintenance on your air conditioning unit?  If so, you’ve joined us on the right day. Here’s your detailed list!

  • Clear debris away from the outside of the unit by removing any leaves or other materials that may have collected.  You can also spray the base of the area with a garden hose to give it a more through clean.
  • Clear debris that has accumulated around the condensing unit.
  • Use coil cleaner to clean your condensing coil.  You’ll need to let the cleaner foam up and then rinse it thoroughly so that all of the coil cleaner is properly removed.
  • Ensure that your condensing fan blade is in balance by running the fan and making sure it isn’t vibrating during use.
  • Change your contactors, test run capacitors, check the amp dray on all of your motors, and inspect all wire connections.
  • Clean the evaporator coil with a garden hose.
  • Replace the air filter.
  • Clear the condensate drain using a wet/dry vac.
  • Check the capillary tubes to ensure they are not chaffing on any of the other parts of the system.
  • Clean or replace any UV lights.
  • Inspect duct work and insulation related to the unit.  Make sure you don’t have any leaks in your duct.
  • Check the amp draw on the compressor, along with the pressures while the compressor is running.

Remember, many of these maintenance items can be performed by the unit owner, but some may fall outside of your comfort zone.  That’s when you need to call the St Louis City HVAC maintenance experts at American Services.  Our team can assist you in keeping your entire HVACR systems in great condition!  Give us a call for a free quote today!