The A/C systems in our Florida homes and businesses are some of the hardest working systems in the country, but most of them are under-maintained items. We rely on them every day, but it’s easy to forget about your personal comfort until you become uncomfortable, then the importance of air conditioning maintenance becomes apparent.
At Kalos Services we understand the importance of proper air conditioning maintenance and we take it very seriously. It’s one thing to come up with a list of points that illustrate what is supposedly done on a preventative maintenance. It’s quite another to actually provide value by improving the system to the point that makes a real difference in the way it operates. We train our technicians to look for ways to improve your A/C system in these 5 areas so you can be more comfortable.
For your convenience we offer 1 year air conditioning maintenance agreements contracts which offer the following additional benefits:
- Two full A/C maintenances with preferential pricing
- Priority service over non-contract customers
- Response within 24 Hrs guaranteed on all emergency calls
- Special coupons and discounts only available to contract customers
#1 System reliability
We will fully inspect the A/C system for any developing issues and address them before they cause costly and inconvenient breakdowns. This will also result in less damage caused by drain blockage and system freeze ups.
We will clean the system to bring it up to its prime efficiency while looking for areas in which the system is drawing excessive current. We will also check and ensure that the Refrigerant (Freon / Puron) charge is set to factory specifications for the greatest possible efficiency.
Keeping the system well maintained will also result in better cooling and heating output as well as better humidity control and air flow. This will result in better overall comfort.
#4 Indoor Air Quality
We will not only clean the system but we will also treat the areas of the air handler that come in contact with the air stream with a high grade anti-microbial agent. This will reduce the growth of bacteria and fungus.
#5 Customer Education
We will be happy to answer any questions about your air conditioning maintenance and point out small areas in which you can help improve the longevity and efficiency of your system. We will also update you on any areas of concern as it relates to the condition of your comfort system.
Air Conditioning Maintenance Procedure
The following is a list of the steps taken during a standard preventative air conditioning maintenance:
- Improve energy efficiency by cleaning the condenser coil.
- Clean the full condensate system.
- Treat and clean drain pan with an antimicrobial.
- Leave a slow dissolve treatment in the drain pan.
- Prevent electrical shorts by examining high and low voltage wiring.
- Tighten high and low voltage connections and termination points.
- Improve indoor air quality by cleaning dirt and sediment from the condensing segment base.
- Treat all accessible surfaces with antimicrobial treatment.
- Inspect, clean, or replace air filter (single 1″ pleated merv 8 filter).
- Inspect the condition and balance of the indoor blower motor and wheel.
- Examine and test all controls on the indoor and outdoor units.
- Clean and level the thermostat.
- Test and record capacitor readings and amp draw on the indoor unit.
- Test and record capacitor readings and amp draw on the outdoor unit.
- Clean heat exchangers of any carbon buildup and sediment where applicable and clean flame sensor.
- Test and record refrigerant pressure.
- Ensure proper refrigerant quantity and system operation by testing and recording CTOA, Evap TD, Compression Ratio, Superheat, Subcooling and Discharge temp as appropriate.
- Testing and recording the inlet and outlet air temperatures at the indoor unit.
- Cycle the complete system to confirm proper operation in heating and cooling.
- Visually inspect copper insulation.
- Replace any missing screws on the indoor and outdoor units.
Ductless Mini-split Maintenance – In addition to the 21 Points performed on a central A/C system, the technician will perform the following steps as applicable to a ductless mini-split A/C system:
- Open the indoor air handler cover to gain access to perform a complete inspection of the operation and perform maintenance.
- Spray safe Viper Brite cleaner on the coils (if applicable).
- Flush the gravity or pump condensate drain line.
- Remove, clean and replace filter.
- Run test, confirm the ductless mini-split A/C unit is operating within manufacturers specifications and if not, share recommendations and quote on repair or perform repair under Labor Guarantee/LMPC if under warranty.
Is Your Air Conditioning Unit A Fire Hazard?
A 2016 report published by the National Fire Protection Association titled ‘Leading Causes of Reported Home Structure Fires 2012-2016 Annual Averages‘ highlighted some sobering stats about how dangerous incorrectly cared for air conditioning units can be. In 2014, air conditioning, fans, or related equipment were involved in an estimated 8,000 reported home structure fires in the USA alone. From these reported incidents, 50 people lost their lives and 270 had injuries resulting in $197 Million in direct property damage.
Book your appointment for AC preventative maintenance today or if you have any questions,
call or text 352-243-7099 for simply great service! (In addition to our Bi-annual maintenance plans, we also offer one-time 21 Point AC Tune-Up Service.)