Book Your Routine AC Maintenance Before Spring

Book Your Routine AC Maintenance Before Spring

In Houston and surrounding areas, we do not experience much in terms of a cold season. As March quickly approaches, it is a good time to consider having your air conditioner inspected and tuned up to ensure you are ready for the long warm season that looms ahead. Our team works with home and business owners to ensure their AC units are in excellent working order. We do this by meticulously inspecting each piece of your HVAC system, checking for worn down parts or any malfunctions that may be interrupting your service. Book your routine AC maintenance before spring with the team at Autumn Mechanical.

What Happens During an AC Inspection?

Comprehensive AC Inspection Checklist

With an AC inspection, your local HVAC technician checks for safety, efficiency, and cleanliness. They’ll also recommend any critical repairs or upgrades. Here’s a complete checklist of everything an AC inspection includes.

Safety Components

  • Check surge protectors and fail-safes
  • Inspect safety devices and ensure proper operation
  • Test for all limit and safety controls
  • Ensure system is clean of debris or dirt that could pose hazards
  • Check for carbon monoxide leaks


Cooling Efficiency

  • Check coolant levels
  • Inspect evaporator coil and the temperature drop across the coil
  • Clean evaporator coil, if needed
  • Check that air temperature differential between supply and return is within range
  • Check refrigerant levels and operating pressure of refrigerant
  • Check and clean condensate drain and drip pans
  • Assess the compressor and air handler
  • Inspect and test relays and pressure controls
  • Inspect and clean condenser coil
  • Inspect condenser fan blade
  • Check the blower motor
  • Assess all lines and coils, paying attention to disconnects within 10 feet of the unit and the integrity of suction line insulation


Electrical Components

  • Check thermostat calibration and run a thermostat test
  • Inspect fuses and wiring
  • Ensure access panel is in place
  • Check supply voltage and amperage to all motors
  • Inspect and test capacitors and contactors, noting rust, corrosion, or burned contacts
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Inspect disconnect box
  • Test the compressor amp draw, condenser fan motor amp draw, and blower motor amp draw
  • Clean and inspect outdoor disconnect, fan motor, and blades
  • Perform integrity tests for your thermostat, AC shut off, blower shut off, and wiring

Full-System Services

  • Inspect air filters, clean and replace as needed
  • Evaluate proper airflow
  • Lubricate AC system
  • Assess equipment condition
  • Look for pest infestations
  • Inspect line set and connections for leaks
  • Evaluate duct seal at unit and secure panels
  • Inspect ductwork for air leaks and energy loss
  • Inspect service valves
  • Check out supply registers and return vents, cleaning blockages as needed
  • Flush drain line and inspect drain pan and switch
  • Clean and inspect condensate pump, if your system has one
  • Write a thorough diagnostic with recommendations and findings


How often should you have your air conditioner serviced?

You should service your AC at least once per year, in the spring, and twice per year if your unit is 10 years or older. As your unit ages, more maintenance can catch problems early and help the system reach its full lifespan potential, usually 15 years.

Get on your HVAC technician’s schedule in early spring so your unit is ready to go for the season. If you’re doing two inspections per year, aim for one in the spring and one in the fall. You should also service your furnace once per year in the fall.

How much does an AC inspection cost?

An AC inspection costs anywhere from $50 to $200, while a full HVAC system inspection that includes your furnace ranges from $200 to $450. While there’s a cost to a home AC inspection, it can save you hundreds or thousands in the long run by catching problems, avoiding breaks, and saving you money on your utility bills.


Schedule Your AC Tune Up Today

With over 30 years of experience in the air conditioning and heating business, the team at Autumn Mechanical has built a trusted reputation throughout the communities of Houston. Our air conditioning services include, but are not limited to, residential/commercial AC and heating, repair, service, installation, maintenance, and heat pump equipment repair. Whenever you are looking for high-quality air conditioning and heating services at a day affordable price, we can help! We service and replace both commercial and residential HVAC systems in order to bring you the ultimate climate control.


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18812 Tomato St.
Spring, TX 77379
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