Pre-season Preparation

An Air Conditioner, like any other household appliance, requires proper operation and regular Air Conditioning Repair and Service, which is especially important before the start of the summer season when the equipment must operate at full capacity. Pre-season maintenance of the Air Conditioner provided by SDAC Heating and Air Conditioning is fully justified because in the hot summer in your house there will be coolness and comfort, which is impossible to imagine without such a device.

What is Pre-season Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Seasonality for a modern Air Conditioner is a rather abstract concept because in most cases we are not dealing with an Air Conditioner but with a real split system. Such a system can work not only in the hot summer for cooling but also in the cold season when it is necessary to heat the room. Thus, in one calendar year, there may be two seasons at once when Air Conditioning is needed. If you use your Air Conditioner only in summer for cooling, then it is enough to carry out pre-season preparation once a year, immediately before the start of operation.

What is the Pre-season Preparation of the Air Conditioner?

Pre-season preparation of the Air Conditioner consists of the following list of works:

  • Air Conditioner diagnostics – the technician must check the operation of the Air Conditioner in all available modes and identify possible causes of incorrect or insufficiently efficient operation.
  • The Air Conditioner filters must be washed and cleaned of dust. The filter of the indoor unit of the Air Conditioner can quickly become clogged with dust, therefore, with each pre-season preventive preparation, it is washed under running water. It will not be superfluous to wash it in subsequent use once a month, this is done quite simply.
  • Cleaning and washing of the Air Conditioner, namely the indoor unit, are carried out during each pre-season preparation of the device, respectively, once a year or two, depending on the frequency of use. It is better to entrust the work to an experienced technician because deep cleaning of the indoor unit involves partial disassembly of the equipment.

The external unit periodically needs to be washed with special tools with a jet of water under pressure. It can be washed either with plain water or with a cleaning solution with a special consistency. For such work, it is better to invite an experienced SDAC specialist. Flushing the outdoor unit is relevant once every three years.

Freon recharging – during normal domestic use of the Air Conditioner, the cooling circuit can lose up to 8% of freon per year due to natural evaporation. Accordingly, the Air Conditioner must be refueled periodically, otherwise, its work loses all efficiency. Topping up the Air Conditioner with refrigerant requires skills, abilities, and the availability of specialized tools.

What happens if you do not carry out preventive Air Conditioning and Heating Repair and Service? Irregular maintenance of the Air Conditioner will predictably reduce the efficiency of the device. The complete absence of preventive measures for the pre-seasonal preparation of the Air Conditioner can lead to a breakdown and the associated costly repair of the device.

What are the Consequences of not Pre-seasoning the Air Conditioner?

Poor cooling or poor heating is the most common result of severely soiled Air Conditioners. In this case, it greatly loses its efficiency, and in the most advanced cases, the pollution is so strong that the Air Conditioner overheats and simply turns off, further operation of the device becomes impossible.

If during the operation of the Air Conditioner, an unpleasant smell appears, it occurs most often after some downtime. Also, an unpleasant odor may appear due to the lack of regular cleaning of the filters of the indoor unit. Such events not only negatively affect the operation of the Air Conditioner itself but also our health. So, you should immediately consider the Air Conditioner and Furnace Repair and Service.

If water flows from the indoor unit of the Air Conditioner most often this is a consequence of the drainage system contamination. Condensate during the operation of the Air Conditioner cannot naturally leave, accumulates, and begins to drain from the indoor unit. In addition to domestic inconvenience, the leakage of the indoor unit contributes to the spread of pathogenic bacteria and microorganisms.

To ensure the smooth operation of your Air Conditioner, contact an SDAC Heating and Air Conditioning specialist right now. Call us or leave a request on the website, and we will contact you promptly to offer Heating and Air Conditioning Repair and Service.

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A/C Pre-season Preparation

Air Conditioning Repair and Services includes pre-season preparation which allows you to prepare the Air Conditioner for uninterrupted operation throughout the season.

It is advisable to prepare the Air Conditioner before the start of the summer season. Our technicians will carry out system maintenance, filter cleaning, replacement of worn parts, and refueling with freon if necessary. This will ensure the uninterrupted operation of the Air Conditioner throughout the summer season.

A/C Maintenance

On average, under normal operating conditions, Air Conditioner maintenance takes about 1 hour.

The maintenance procedure includes a visual inspection of the device for mechanical damage, checking the power supply and operating modes, checking the drainage system, detecting freon leaks, and cleaning mechanical filters, heat exchangers, fans, and external panels of split system units.

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Why Do You Need Air Conditioner Pre-Season Preparation?

Take advantage of our pre-season Air Conditioning preparation to keep your system running smoothly throughout the season.
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Is it possible to do without the A/C pre-season preparation?

Of course, only the owner decides whether he needs Air Conditioning pre-season preparation services. But neglecting service, don’t be surprised if your Air Conditioner breaks unexpectedly in the middle of the season. Turning to us, you can be sure that our technicians will provide Air Conditioning Repair and Services to ensure the uninterrupted operation of the Air Conditioner throughout the season.

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What is included in the pre-season A/C preparation services?

Pre-season preparation of the Air Conditioner involves checking all components and mechanisms for operability. Our technicians will clean the filters, check the amount of freon in the system, refuel it if necessary, and also make minor repairs. This will guarantee efficient system operation.

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What happens if you use the A/C without pre-season preparation?

If you use the Air Conditioner constantly neglecting timely Air Conditioning Repair and Service, the equipment will work for wear and tear. Every day, minor problems will degrade the performance of the Air Conditioner until it breaks down. In this case, you will need expensive repairs with the need to replace parts or even install a new Air Conditioner.

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How often do you need to recharge the A/C with a freon?

When the Air Conditioner is operating under normal conditions without leaks in the system, refilling the system with freon can be done once every two years. If there are leaks in the system, freon will be consumed much faster than normal. That is why it is important to have your Air Conditioner serviced at least once a year. This will allow our technicians to eliminate leaks in a timely manner and fill the system with the necessary amount of freon for smooth operation.

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What happens if you do not fill the A/C with freon on time?

If you do not fill the Air Conditioner with freon in time, the compressor may fail. In this case, your Air Conditioner will stop working altogether. If the compressor breaks down, only the replacement of the part will help, and this is a rather laborious and costly process. It is much easier to carry out annual Air Conditioning Repair and Services and closely monitor the cooling system condition, refueling it with freon if necessary.

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Refueling the Air Conditioner with Freon

For efficient operation of the Air Conditioner, there must be enough freon in the system, which provides air cooling.

Typically, the Air Conditioner needs to be recharged once every 2-3 years if there are no leaks in the system. During Air Conditioning Repair and Services, our technicians will check the system for leaks and fix them if found, ensuring the efficient operation of the Air Conditioning system.

Cleaning Filters

Each Air Conditioning system is equipped with special filters that provide additional cleaning of the air coming from outside.

During the operation of the Air Conditioner, the filters become very dirty. Untimely filter service can lead to the appearance of an unpleasant odor, as well as adversely affect people’s health. During the Air Conditioning Repair and Services, our technicians will clean the filters, which will guarantee high-quality and clean air coming from the Air Conditioner.

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