Air Conditioner Maintenenace & Cleaning in St. Louis
Air conditioner maintenance and cleaning by a qualified HVAC technician directly impacts the operating costs, cooling performance and expected service life of your central AC.
It’s best to schedule your St. Louis air conditioning cleaning services in the springtime before the heat and humidity returns and you need your AC unit to cool your home.
Our Air Conditioner Maintenance & Cleaning Service for St. Louis Homes
When your air conditioner was new, it came with manufacturer’s specifications about the designed energy efficiency and expected performance of the unit. These figures, however, are all based on the assumption of regular maintenance including air conditioner cleaning by a professional.
Air Conditioning Cleaning
During AC cleaning, our HVAC technicians clean the critical components of your AC system including the evaporator coil, condensate pan, and condenser coil.
Sealed inside the indoor air handler, the evaporator coil extracts heat from household air. The entire air volume in your house circulates through the evaporator coil multiple times each day. Airborne dust, lint and even microorganisms like mold spores accumulate on coil surfaces.
A dirty evaporator coil triggers a variety of AC dysfunctions, up to and including total system failure. A dirty evaporator coil can:
- Reduce coil heat extraction. The air conditioner runs longer cycles to produce cooling and monthly utility bills increase.
- Cause coil icing as airflow and heat extraction decrease. Coil icing can totally obstruct airflow and trigger a system shutdown.
- Extend “on” cycles and over-stress system components, leading to system failure.
- Create a breeding ground for mold and other bacteria, circulating toxic spores into household airflow.
Condensate Drip Pan
Situated beneath the indoor air handler, the drip pan collects and diverts AC condensate down a drain line. On a humid day here in Missouri, a central air conditioner can produce over 20 gallons of condensate per day. If dirt, algae growth or other debris clogs the pan or drain, overflow happens rapidly and can cause water damage.
Our qualified air conditioner technician will clean the pan, install time-release biocide tablets to prevent algae or mold and verify that the condensate drain line is open.
Located behind or beside your house, the condenser coil disperses heat extracted from inside the house. Exposed to outdoor elements, condenser coil surfaces get dusty. Leaves, grass clippings, and other debris may also infiltrate the unit, causing reduced cooling performance and a shorter lifespan for your AC system.
To schedule AC cleaning and maintenance service, contact us online or call us at (314) 845-5900.
Maximize Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency
In addition to cleaning the critical components of your AC system, our HVAC technicians will perform a thorough maintenance inspection of your AC unit to make sure it is ready to operate at peak performance all summer.
During an AC maintenance inspection, your certified HVAC technician will:
- Check the air filter
- Assess operating pressures and refrigerant level
- Inspect condensate drain for proper draining
- Measure amperage on motors
- Check blower components
- Lubricate motor
- Test for proper air flow
- Check all electrical connections
Avoid costly AC repairs or catastrophic breakdowns by making an appointment for AC cleaning and maintenance from our experts.
Schedule Your AC Cleaning & Maintenance in St. Louis!
Our certified air conditioning technicians at Metro Heating & Cooling have the expertise to access your AC system’s critical components for both cleaning and maintenance. We ensure that all AC components are cleaned and functioning properly.
To restore lost efficiency and get all the cool comfort your system was designed and engineered to deliver contact, the pros at Metro Heating & Cooling!
Our AC Maintenance & Cleaning Service Areas:
- Ballwin, MO
- Chesterfield, MO
- Clayton, MO
- Fenton, MO
- Kirkwood, MO
- Ladue, MO
- Oakville, MO
- Louis, MO
Frequently Asked Questions
How often do I need to schedule AC maintenance?
We recommend an HVAC maintenance check twice a year. Your air conditioning system needs service at the start of the cooling season, typically in the spring. Then we recommend another HVAC maintenance check at the start of the heating season. Both parts of your system will be checked at each of these appointments.
Why do I need air conditioning maintenance?
Air conditioning maintenance helps protect your AC and ensure it runs as long as possible. It also optimizes the system to help it run as energy efficiently as possible. At your maintenance check, our technicians can often spot problems that are brewing, so you can plan for repairs rather than reacting when your system suffers a full breakdown.
What happens at an AC maintenance appointment?
When you call Metro Heating & Cooling for your air conditioning maintenance, we will send a technician to your home to inspect and clean your system, inside and out. Our comprehensive inspection and service include:
- Evaporator coil
- Condensate pan
- Condenser coil
- All connections and wires
- Blower components
- Air filter
In addition, we will lubricate the moving parts and measure the amperage to ensure you’re getting full function. If we spot any problems, we will provide a plan to address them, so you can enjoy reliable service from your cooling system.