AC Tune-Up & Maintenance Services
Every air conditioning system wears out over time, but with the correct maintenance schedule, you can maximise air conditioning performance, extend the life of your system, and keep your heating and cooling costs in check. The best method to do this is to have your air conditioner serviced by a professional.
That’s where your neighbourhood ARS®/Rescue Rooter® expert comes in. Our trained professionals know how to maintain your central air conditioning system functioning smoothly, and you can rest confident that your comfort is always our top priority. This is how we go about it:
Replacement of Air Conditioning Filters
Air conditioning filters are crucial to the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Indeed, using the wrong filter (one that restricts too much air movement or doesn’t fit properly)—or one that has become contaminated with dirt and dust—can result in higher energy expenditures and more frequent maintenance fixes. The correct filter can also help to enhance the air quality in your home and make it a healthier place to live.
That’s why we recommend replacing or cleaning your air conditioning filters at least four times a year—and as often as once a month during peak consumption periods.
You may have a variety of filter options depending on your HVAC system. While all air filters are intended to allow airflow while eliminating dust, pollen, pet dander, and other impurities (including certain mould spores), some are more effective than others.
Before deciding whether model is suitable for you, make sure to look at the filter’s minimal efficiency reporting value (MERV). These numbers range from one to twenty, and they indicate how well a filter eliminates particles, how much it restricts airflow, and how long it should last.
The least expensive are disposable fibreglass filters, but they are also the least effective. Smaller particles like pollen and mould can slip right through these filters because they are designed to stop only big dust particles.
The static charge on washable “electrostatic” filters attracts dust, grime, and other particles. These filters are marginally more effective than disposable filters, but they still don’t stop microscopic particles.
Pleated “allergy” filters catch and eliminate big allergens like pollen and mould with a considerably denser mesh material. The majority are between 35 and 50 percent efficient.
Electronic air cleaners employ an ionised electrical field to “magnetise” pollution particles, effectively removing practically all pollen and mould spores, as well as up to 94 percent of smaller particles and up to 80 percent of airborne viruses.
HEPA furnace filters are widely regarded as the industry’s “gold standard.” These filters are utilised in commercial settings where clean air is critical, such as hospitals and electronics manufacturing.
Tune-ups for Air Conditioners
We’re frequently questioned if air conditioner tune-ups are truly necessary. “Yes, they are!” is the easy response. Your cooling system is a significant financial investment in your home and comfort. We know what it takes to keep your air conditioner working strong: regular inspections and preventative maintenance conducted each season, thanks to our considerable experience repairing, installing, and servicing all major brands and models of air conditioning units and systems.
You don’t have to wait until your air conditioner breaks down to call in a professional; in fact, scheduling a tune-up before wear and tear takes its toll is preferable. All of the following AC maintenance services are included in an ARS/Rescue Rooter® AC tune-up:
Check coolant levels and pressure to make sure your system is running at its best.
To improve comfort and control, calibrate the thermostat(s) and confirm the right cycle and temperature.
To avoid costly repairs, inspect and tighten wire, contacts, capacitors, and relays.
Make sure the evaporator coil is clean, as well as the condensate drain. Inspect and clean the condenser.
Inspect the outdoor disconnect switch, and grease the condenser fan motor and blades if necessary.
At startup, verify compressor amps and perform further safety and efficiency checks.
Your service expert will deliver your AC Tune-Up Checklist and share any recommendations and potential issues regarding your air conditioning system when it has been completed.
Maintenance of the HVAC system
Regular air conditioner maintenance can pay you big time in terms of system performance and energy savings. It can also assist to prolong the life of your system’s parts and equipment, as well as avoid costly and annoying malfunctions.
The simplest approach to ensure that your home air conditioning maintenance is completed correctly is to have it done on a regular basis by a skilled air conditioning technician.
Here are some things you can do in between expert tune-ups.
Before doing any work, make sure to turn off the power to the equipment.
Clear leaves, sticks, and debris from the outside condensing unit.
Rinse the compressor with a garden hose while the electricity is switched off.
Replace or clean the AC filters as directed by the manufacturer.
Check for leaks and cracks in the hose connections and the fan belt tension.
Your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® expert will be pleased to provide additional maintenance advice and answer any questions you may have.
Plans for Home Services
You can take the guesswork out of air conditioning maintenance with an ARS®/Rescue Rooter® Home Service Plan. We’ll set up a regular cleaning and tuning programme to guarantee that your HVAC system runs smoothly and efficiently. That means higher performance, energy efficiency, and equipment lifespan—and no more worrying about your cool air going out on a hot summer day or the opposite in the winter! Here’s what to anticipate:
Heating and air conditioning service, repair, and installation at a discounted rate
Repair components and labour are covered by a one-year warranty.
Payment arrangements are flexible—pay annually or monthly with a credit or debit card*.
Move anywhere within our service area and continue to use our services for your new home with our national flexibility.
Emergency service with priority**
Tune-ups for your heating and air conditioning system twice a year
With an ARS/Rescue Rooter Home Service Plan, you can ensure your comfort—and your investment in your home’s HVAC system—all year long. We can help you maintain your composure at all times, and our work is backed by our Exceptional Service Guarantee. To get started, call 866-399-2885 and ask for your local ARS/Rescue Rooter branch.
AN ANNUAL TUNE-UP HAS MANY BENEFITS
Do you think getting a tune-up is more of a pain than it’s worth? We don’t agree, and neither do the benefits you’ll receive! You can enjoy the following benefits by signing up for an annual service:
Reduced energy costs. An improved cooling system works more efficiently and effectively, lowering the amount of energy required to cool your home.
Home comfort is improved. We can increase the overall cooling efficiency of your system by boosting air flow and reducing equipment wear.
Improved air quality. The dust and filth removed during a tune-up is fully eliminated from the home, resulting in less dust and muck blowing out of your vents.
There are fewer chances of a breakdown. More than half of our service calls could have been avoided entirely if the homeowner had had regular tune-ups!
Why do you need to have your air conditioner tuned up on a regular basis?
Many individuals are unaware that air conditioning system tune-ups should be a regular part of their home maintenance routine. When you consider how much work your air conditioning system has to perform to keep your house at a suitable temperature, it’s easy to understand how a central air conditioning tune-up may help ensure a longer lifespan, more efficient operation, and a lower likelihood of problems going unreported.
Consider the following factors that may necessitate repairs:
All year long, your air conditioning system has been subjected to the elements: rain, snow, ice, wind, and more. All of these items have the potential to harm the operating parts. Consider a tune-up to be your system’s annual physical or checkup.
Many various parts of an air conditioner wear out over time. We can save you a lot of money on future repairs if our highly experienced specialists can identify the parts that need to be replaced before they break down and cause harm to other sections.
Dirt, dirt, and dust can all slow down and impair the effectiveness of your system, requiring it to work harder to achieve the same result. Higher energy bills are usually the result of this. A tune-up clears the system of debris and keeps it working at maximum efficiency.