Air Conditioning Spring Check in Connecticut
Maintaining Cooling Systems Fairfield County and parts of New Haven County
Levco’s Complete Spring Check Includes:
- Running the air conditioner to test the system
- Replace air filters with customer’s stock
- Take operational pressure, temperature, and humidity readings
- Check if refrigerant should be added
- Advise if repairs are indicated
Air Conditioning Spring Check appointments are available Monday – Friday starting April 1st. Levco accepts MasterCard, Visa, and AMEX for payments.
1) Minimize emergency service calls
- Regular preventative maintenance eliminates many midsummer service problems and can add years to the life of your air conditioner.
2) Extend the life of your equipment
- Every year grass clippings, dirt and other impediments build up and can cause a loss of efficiency or corrosion.
3) Save on your electric bill
- Too little refrigerant, or problems with blowers, evaporators, or condensers reduce system performance and increase electric usage.
- Your home’s air conditioning system needs regular maintenance to operate at its best. Overlooking routine inspections and tune-ups can lead to decreased performance, higher energy costs, and even significant damages that could have otherwise been prevented. By proactively scheduling preventative maintenance, you can ensure your system's longevity, save on energy expenses, and maintain a comfortable, cool environment in your home.
Why Choose Levco?
At Levco, our family-run company has been delivering comprehensive cooling solutions to homes and businesses since 1980, including Connecticut preventative air conditioning maintenance. Our certified experts work with central air systems as well as mini splits. When you schedule routine maintenance, we will thoroughly inspect your cooling equipment, identify any causes for concern, and provide a detailed report explaining our findings and recommendations.
Levco is the premier provider of heating & cooling service as well as fuel oil delivery in Fairfield County, CT and we are proud to serve thousands of homeowners and businesses. We care about your comfort, your equipment’s operating safety and efficiency, and we are fully equipped for all of your heating, cooling, and repair service needs. You can depend on our team to give you our best advice about maintaining and improving your heating and air conditioning systems.
If you are having issues with your air conditioner that require immediate attention, we offer 24/7 emergency service, so call (203) 533-8249 or contact us online now!
How Often Does My Connecticut Air Conditioning System Need Maintenance?
How often your central air conditioning system needs maintenance can depend on a few factors, including the age and condition of the equipment as well as how often it operates. In most cases, you should expect to have your air conditioning system serviced at least once a year. We usually recommend an annual checkup in the spring, as it is best to ensure your unit is in top shape for the increased workload it is sure to experience during the hotter summer months.
Mini split air conditioning setups also tend to require annual professional maintenance. Beyond professional inspections, you should complete certain maintenance tasks – such as cleaning or replacing filters and ensuring the outdoor unit is clear of debris – every month or two.
If your equipment is older or has been experiencing constant issues, more frequent checks might be necessary. Regular servicing can help to identify potential problems early on before they escalate into larger, more costly repairs. Again, however, if your system is relatively new and in good working order, annual maintenance will often suffice. Regardless of your equipment's age or usage, investing in our Connecticut preventative air conditioning maintenance services is key to keeping your system running at its best.
If you have questions about how frequently you need to schedule maintenance, our experts at Levco are happy to offer tailored advice. We will evaluate the health and efficiency of your system before recommending the ideal maintenance schedule.
Signs Your Air Conditioning System Needs Immediate Repairs
Investing in routine maintenance will help you catch many small issues before they become disruptive emergencies. Still, some problems may arise between regular maintenance visits, and you need to be aware of the indicators that your AC system needs immediate professional attention.
You should not wait to call Levco if you encounter any of the following AC issues:
- Inadequate cooling. If your air conditioning system is not cooling your home or building as effectively as it once did, your equipment is likely experiencing a problem that requires professional repairs.
- Unusual noises. While all air conditioners make some noise, sudden, strange, or loud sounds can be a sign of trouble. Buzzing, rattling, or grinding sounds could indicate a problem with the motor or other internal components.
- Unexpected rise in energy bills. If your energy bills have spiked without a corresponding increase in usage, your air conditioning system might be working less efficiently and could need maintenance or repairs.
- Frequent cycles. Your air conditioner should cycle relatively regularly, but if it is constantly turning on and off, this could indicate a problem. This can lead to wear and tear on the system and, again, can increase energy costs.
- Bad odors. If your air conditioner is emitting unpleasant or unusual odors, this could be a sign that mold or bacteria is growing inside the unit or the ductwork. This should be addressed immediately for the sake of your system and your indoor air quality.
- Leaking or excess moisture. While slight condensation around your air conditioning unit is normal, excessive leaking or pooling water is not and could indicate a refrigerant leak, which could be dangerous.
- Poor airflow. If you notice weak airflow from your vents, this could point to a failing compressor.
What Happens During a Preventative Maintenance Visit?
Our seasoned technicians are prepared to service all types of central air systems as well as mini splits, and we are familiar with all major brands. You can expect our experts to carefully assess and service all components of your system to ensure continued efficiency as well as the diagnosis of any undetected issues.
Our Connecticut preventative air conditioning maintenance services include expert assistance with:
- Central air systems. Central air system maintenance is a comprehensive process that involves numerous checks and procedures. These steps are designed to improve the efficiency, safety, and longevity of your air conditioning system. Our technicians will first inspect each of the system’s components and check for signs of wear and tear, leaks, and other problems. We will thoroughly clean the condenser coils, evaporator coil, and condensate drain line. Air filters play a crucial role in maintaining optimal airflow and improving your home's air quality. A clogged air filter can force the system to work harder, resulting in lower efficiency and higher energy bills. To avoid this, we will either clean or replace the air filter, depending on its type and condition. Our technicians will also check the refrigerant level in your unit. If the refrigerant level is too low, it could mean there is a leak, which can lead to inefficient cooling and potential damage to the system. Conversely, if the refrigerant level is too high, it could lead to the compressor's premature failure. Then, we will inspect and tighten (if necessary) the system’s electrical connections. Loose connections may lead to unsafe operation and reduce the life of major components. Using the system controls, we will verify that the system starts, operates, and shuts off correctly. Finally, our technicians will lubricate all moving parts to minimize friction and reduce wear and tear on the machinery. A lack of lubrication can lead to increased electricity use and the eventual breakdown of parts.
- Mini split systems. While both central air and mini-split systems require similar types of regular maintenance for optimal performance, there are key differences in the maintenance process due to their unique structural designs and operation methods. Central air systems, being larger and more complex, generally require a more comprehensive maintenance regimen. On the other hand, mini-split systems, with their ductless design and individual indoor units, require a slightly different approach. Our experts will inspect and clean each indoor unit as well as the outdoor unit. We will address any issues with the outdoor compressor or the connecting pipes. The absence of ductwork means a reduction in some maintenance tasks, but the individual indoor units may require additional attention due to direct exposure to room conditions.
- Air handlers. Your air handler is responsible for circulating conditioned air throughout your home or building. It consists of various elements such as the blower, heating and cooling elements, filter racks or chambers, and dampers. The air handler is typically housed in a metal box, and it plays a critical role in cooling and purifying the air. When conducting preventative maintenance, we will examine the blower for any signs of wear and tear and confirm it is functioning correctly at the optimal speed. We will check the heating and cooling elements to confirm they are working efficiently and make any necessary repairs or replacements to avoid system breakdowns. Our experts will also test the dampers for proper airflow and verify that the air handler unit is free of rust or leaks.
- Condensers. The condenser is an outdoor unit that plays a crucial role in the heat transfer process, which is fundamental to cooling your home. Your air conditioning system works by absorbing heat from the indoor air and releasing it outside. The condenser unit is where this heat dissipation happens. Structurally, the condenser is composed of a condenser coil, a compressor, and a large fan. During a Connecticut preventative air conditioning maintenance visit, our technicians will visually inspect the unit, check for any signs of damage or wear and tear, ensure the unit is on a level surface, and examine the insulation on the refrigerant lines. Over time, your condenser’s evaporator coils can become clogged with dirt, dust, leaves, and other debris, which can inhibit the heat transfer process and force the system to work harder. This results in reduced efficiency and higher energy costs. Our technicians will clean the coils using a special coil-cleaning solution to remove any buildup. We will inspect the unit’s fan blades for damage and ensure the fan motor is operating at the right speed.
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