Routine AC Maintenance

Expert Central Air Maintenance Throughout Pennsylvania

Preventative maintenance on your AC unit is necessary to ensure that your system is working correctly and efficiently all of the time. Our team at MBI HVAC in Allentown provides high-quality, dependable service for all of your air conditioning needs. We take special care in maintaining your AC systems to ensure smooth operation and long-lasting service.

Our Recommended A/C Tune-Up Checklist

We recommend a routine tune-up for your air conditioning system once a year. By maintaining your unit regularly, weaknesses or underlying issues can be determined and fixed immediately, giving you peace of mind. Our recommended maintenance checklist is listed below.

1. Replace your 1” pleated “ allergy” filter

You’ll breathe easier with a clean filter. Air conditioning filters allow your system to run more efficiently, saving you money on energy bills and preventing costly repairs or replacement. A clean filter improves your home’s air quality. The dense mesh material traps and eliminates allergens like pollen and mold, promoting a cleaner living environment for you and your family.

2. Clean the evaporator and condenser coils.

While a clean filter can help keep your air conditioner’s evaporator coil and condenser coil free of dust and grime, months or years of use can still cause dirt to collect. Dirt can reduce airflow and insulate the coil, reducing its ability to absorb heat. We will carefully examine and clean your AC coils to ensure smooth operation.

3. Inspect, clean, and prevent mold build-up in the drain line.

The condensate drain serves an important role in removing condensation produced by your AC’s evaporator coil. Without routine inspection and cleaning, algae and mold can grow inside and clog the drain, causing increased humidity, musty odors, and even water damage inside your home. Our certified HVAC technicians thoroughly clean the drain line and insert anti-algae tablets into the drain pan to prevent slime build-up from dampening your summer plans.

4. Inspect all cooling operations.

The purpose of your air conditioning unit is to keep you and your family cool, after all. During our AC tune-ups, we measure the temperature difference between the supply and return air, or the temperature drop. Through this process, we can define the performance of your air conditioning system to ensure it’s running effectively.

5. Record and measure the amp draw on your AC’s motors.

Amp draw is a measurement of the power being used by the motor to move the air through your air conditioning system. Improper amperage can drastically reduce the life of the compressor, evaporator and condenser motor by putting more stress on the unit. We can locate this issue before new parts are necessary.

6. Inspect unit for proper refrigerant level and adjust if necessary.

If your refrigerant levels are low, there may be a leak in your system. A Freon leakage prompts an environmental and operational hazard, and can result in a compressor failure and other system problems. Through proper maintenance and regular tune-ups, we can catch any potential problems before they arise.

7. Visually inspect ductwork.

Nobody likes to pay more than they need to. Duct leakage can lower energy efficiency by 20% in a well-operating air conditioner. In order to ensure your air conditioning unit is running efficiently, we visually inspect all ductwork to prevent loose duct connections, supply leaks, kinks restricting airflow, and more. Ductwork is very susceptible to damage and should be examined regularly.

Combination Pricing Available

A/C and Gas Furnace Tune-Up
A/C and Gas Boiler Tune-Up
A/C and Oil Heat Tune-Up

Multiple System Discount
2 Complete Systems deduct 5%
3 or more Complete Systems deduct 10%
(Complete System = A/C & Heat)

Benefits of Maintaining Your AC System

Regular maintenance and proper care of your air conditioner is the most cost-effective way to get the most out of your investment. It can provide you with benefits that save you time and money. We care for your AC system so it’s here for the long haul.

Extends the life of your system

Regular maintenance on your air conditioning system can prevent major breakdowns, prolonging the life of your system. Often, AC systems fail before the end of their estimated life cycle because the unit is not properly maintained.

Reduces energy and repair costs

Everyone likes to save some green. An air conditioner that runs efficiently costs much less to operate than one experiencing problems from malfunctioning parts or worn belts. Replacing worn and damaged parts is also less costly than having to replace the entire system due to severe damage. Preventative maintenance on your AC system can allow problems to be repaired before they become larger issues and save you costs on your energy bill each month.

Improves system performance

Routine maintenance ensures that your system is operating safely and delivering improved indoor air quality. Through regular use, air conditioning systems can collect dirt and debris that pollute the air from clogged air filters. Replacing the filter during an AC tune-up will allow you to breathe a sigh of relief.

To get started with AC maintenance, contact us for a free estimate and we’ll take care of the rest. Our team at MBI—including technicians, engineers, and office staff—will answer all of your questions, financing options and the maintenance process from start to finish.