Is Your HVAC Equipment Ready for Warmer Weather?

Warm weather is just around the corner and most people prepare for spring with an annual spring cleaning, but don’t forget that your home’s HVAC equipment needs spring maintenance too. The last thing you want to do is to wait until the first hot and humid day to turn on your system and find out that it’s not working as it should.

Once the hot South Eastern Pennsylvania weather starts, everyone else will be calling to have their central air conditioning systems serviced. To avoid the rush and take advantage of special pre-season pricing on AC tune-ups, call before the warm weather arrives.

Is your AC system prepared for Summer heat and humidity?

All systems, even those that are relatively new, need regular maintenance to run efficiently. Many people with newer systems don’t realize that, in order to keep their new central air conditioning system’s warranty valid, you may actually need to get regular, yearly maintenance. And since this type of upkeep can help to prolong the life of your new HVAC system, it makes sense for many reasons.

How can I prevent unnecessary and unexpected repair costs?

Schedule regular maintenance appointments with one of UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing’s highly qualified HVAC technicians. We recommend a once a year central AC tune up for best performance. Your technician can also offer you further information about the UGI Advantage HVAC Service Agreement, which will provide parts and labor coverage for an entire year.

What is included in a Central Air Conditioning Tune-Up?

Spring Tune-Up Services can help prevent added wear from the cold and harsh winter. Don’t be fooled by low-ball offers for AC “Check Ups” that are often offered by other HVAC companies. These promotions generally do not include any regular maintenance of your system, but are more of a way for the company to get its foot in the door and sell you additional services.

An AC tune-up from UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing will include the following:

  • Inspect contactor – assures the unit will start.
  • Amp Draw – detects failing motors.
  • Check super-heat and sub-cooling for peak efficiency.
  • Inspect and test capacitors on condensers, furnaces, or air handlers.
  • Check air filters.
  • Tighten electrical connection – prevents overheating of circuits.
  • Check blower wheel.
  • Check amp draw of furnace or air handler blower motor.
  • Check condensate pump and clean.
  • Check belts and adjust tension.
  • Check humidifier dampers are set correctly.
  • Temperature difference across coils – check for proper dehumidification.
  • Check and adjust thermostat.
  • Inspect and lubricate motors as needed.
  • Inspect and adjust temperature controls.
  • Check amp draw for condenser fan motor.
  • Inspect condenser soil and clean if necessary, which improve performance.
  • Check condensate drain to prevent water damage.
  • Check for refrigerant and oil leaks.
  • Check refrigerant charge.
  • Inspect and test safety controls.
  • Prepare system for operation.
  • Adjust system to operate at maximum efficiency and extend life of unit.

Check our offers page for information on pre-season savings being offered now. Our friendly, local technicians are ready to serve you from our offices in the Lehigh Valley, PA, Reading, PA, Lancaster, PA and Harrisburg, PA.

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