Detailed Air Conditioner Maintenance Checklist
Spring is a joyful time, and it’s the time of the year most of your customers take to enjoying the great outdoors, the gentle temperatures, as well as the sunny and clear skies. This is also a time when it becomes very easy to altogether forget about the upcoming summer with its high temperatures and the need for almost constant air conditioning, depending on your exact geographical location.
However, that’s where you come in. It’s your job to explain just how beneficial spring air conditioner maintenance is and give them all the right reasons to do it. It’ll make their units more energy-efficient, they’ll receive enhanced comfort, their system will last longer, and it’ll be more dependable. However, knowing why they should maintain their air conditioning systems is one thing. You also need to know what a comprehensive maintenance checklist should include.
What Should An AC Maintenance Checklist Contain?
Air conditioner maintenance is one of the most important procedures when it comes to ensuring the proper and energy-efficient operation of your customer’s air conditioner. This is why you have to take the time and assemble a comprehensive AC maintenance checklist that will include all of the vital actions.
What’s more, there’s a high chance that your customers will want to know what your maintenance process consists of and what you plan on doing with their commercial or residential air conditioning systems. One more reason to actually assemble a detail-oriented checklist based on the following important procedures:
When it comes to maintaining your customers’ air conditioners, a comprehensive checklist is essential. Not only does it cover all of the most important procedures you and your technicians have to take care of, but it also serves as a handy reminder. Here’s what a detailed checklist should look like:
- Lubricating all the moving parts of the systems, including the motor and the fan, to prevent friction and enhance the unit’s operating capacity and longevity.
- Tightening any loose connections between different electrical components and parts.
- Inspecting and cleaning all the vital components.
- Inspect your customer’s ductwork to detect any hidden leaks which can significantly reduce the level of house or office comfort and raise your customer’s energy bills significantly.
- Testing the air conditioner’s electric control to make sure its cycles are correct, as improper cycling inevitably leads to reduced customer comfort and takes a toll on their system, reducing its durability and longevity.
- Measuring refrigerant levels and testing the entire system for potential leaks as leaking refrigerant is a serious environmental and health issue. Also, if there’s a refrigerant leak, your customer’s air conditioner will not be able to reach its maximum operational efficiency and capacity.
- Inspecting all the coils for grime and scale, as dirt can prevent proper heat exchange and lead to reduced performance and greater system toll.
- Measuring the airflow of the entire system to determine there’s proper cooling around the entire property without any hot patches.
- Flushing the condensate drain to prevent any clogs from appearing during high humidity periods.
What Your Customers Can Do
Besides all the maintenance processes you should take care of, it’s important to also advise your customers on what they should do on a regular basis to make sure their AC is in good condition:
- Inspect their air conditioner’s air filter on a monthly basis to see if there’s dirt or grime clogging it. If there is, they should contact you to have it replaced.
- Regularly inspecting the area surrounding their exterior AC unit and eliminating any obstructions that might hamper its operation.
Sealing leaks around their windows and doors to ensure their AC is able to properly cool their property without any cool air unnecessarily escaping.