Cooling System Maintenance & Air Conditioning Tune-ups
AC preventative maintenance and annual tune-ups are the quick and easy way to ensure your system cools better, lasts longer, stays reliable, and costs less to operate.
For three generations we’ve been the leading AC cleaning and maintenance company in Waukesha and Washington counties in Wisconsin. Contact us today for quick and reliable AC service.
Why Air Conditioners Require Annual Maintenance
A cooling system is a symphony of airflow, electronics, and science. When in tune, that symphony efficiently delivers cool, dry, fresh air to your home. The challenge with this orchestra of cooling is the longer it plays, the more it gets out of tune in the following ways:
Every second your AC is running, it is drawing outside air through the condenser coil. It uses this air to blow heat from your home out of the refrigerant system, but in the process sucks up everything that is floating around in the air:
- Grass clippings
- Lint & Debris
When the condenser coil begins to clog, the entire symphony suffers.
Every time your AC turns on it relies on a series of electronics to make this happen. One component in your air conditioner is called a contactor. The contactor is a series of copper contacts that slap together, completing the 220-volt circuit which provides the power for your AC to run.
When these contacts slap together, they make carbon. Carbon builds up on the contactor points and must be cleaned off every season to prevent breakdown.
The magic sauce that makes your air conditioner work is called refrigerant. When the science of your air conditioner is out of alignment, the whole cooling system won't work correctly, not to mention it will cost you a fortune to operate!
Your air conditioner is a mouse motel. Mice love wires, and your AC has a lot of wires. They also love a waterproof, out-of-the-wind place to live throughout the winter months.
The best of both worlds is the electrical compartment inside your AC. Mice are notorious for building nests and chewing the insulation off the wires inside your air conditioner. When this happens, you face the possibility of shorting electrical components and a malfunctioning unit.
What Is An Air Conditioner Tune-Up Or AC Tune-Up?
At Austin Plumbing Heating & Air, we call our annual AC maintenance procedure a “tune-up” because during this maintenance service, we will restore your AC system as close as possible to its factory-fresh conditions. The process takes an out-of-tune AC and allows it to perform at its peak performance.
Our tune-up process encompasses all areas that air conditioning annual maintenance should cover, such as a complete inspection of your HVAC system's electrical systems, as well as a rigorous performance test of all of the running components.
After all of the starting and running components check out, the entire air conditioner gets a bath. We clean all the coils so the air conditioner runs better and cools more efficiently.
The last step of the process is comfort optimization. This is where we evaluate air flow, refrigerant levels, and other factors that lead to comfort concerns with AC systems. We adjust and fine-tune these things to ensure your AC system is delivering optimal comfort.
What Are The Benefits Of Having Your AC Tuned Up Every year?
It doesn't matter what brand of air conditioning system you have, the company that made it requires that your system be tuned up and inspected every year. If you don't, they have a way to weasel out of warranty claims.
Our Austin Club membership makes annual air conditioning maintenance a breeze. In addition to twice-yearly HVAC tune-ups, signing up provides you priority access to same-day repair services and reduced fees.
Industry data shows 80% of HVAC breakdowns are a direct result of lack of maintenance. Our data shows the same facts. Our clients who choose to be an Austin Club member and have a tune-up every year rarely experience a breakdown.
A dirty air conditioner costs more money to run.
Annual tune-ups will add years to the useful life of your cooling system.
Not All AC Maintenance Plans Are the Same
Austin Plumbing Heating & Air performs exactly what your AC needs to be a better running, more efficient, longer-lasting machine.
It's over 60 documented steps
It takes 1.5-2 hours to perform
It will restore the youth of your AC system
It will reduce the chances that your AC will break down
It will reduce the cost to operate your air conditioner
It will extend the life of your system
It only costs $179. Maybe less, if we're running a special
Schedule Your Service Today
From emergency service to routine maintenance or installations, Austin Plumbing Heating & Air is ready to take your call! Call us now to schedule an appointment.