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AC Maintenance Company near Memphis TN
Air conditioners keep you comfortable during the summer months. You don't have to worry about high temperatures when your unit can properly cool your home. But how can you ensure the AC stays efficient? Read further to learn tips about AC maintenance and why your unit may need it.
AC Maintenance Near Memphis, Tennessee
Choate's is an HVAC company committed to providing high-quality air conditioning maintenance services in Memphis and surrounding areas. Our team of experienced technicians can perform AC maintenance services, repairs and installations.
What Maintenance Does an Air Conditioner Need?
AC maintenance can keep your unit in top shape, reducing AC repairs that might cost thousands of dollars. Below are some helpful tips to maintain your AC unit.
1. Change Your Filters
Air conditioner filters trap dust, debris and other pollutants in your home. Dirty filters can also affect system performance; you may notice your AC can't fully cool your home. Additionally, clogged filters make your system work harder, leading to costly breakdowns and repairs.
AC filters should be changed every 2 months to keep the air conditioner efficient. The AC may completely shut down if they're dirty and aren't removed for months or years. This can cost you a fortune in repairs or replacement. If you want to avoid paying for unnecessary expenses, make sure the filters are clean.
We recommend following the manufacturer's recommendation of how often to change filters. Some types of filters, such as HEPA filters, may only need to be replaced twice a year. Contact a technician today if you have further questions or need help installing your AC filters.
2. Fix AC Leaks
When you suspect a problem with your air conditioning system, contact a technician ASAP for an inspection. Don't wait for a simple problem to progress into a major issue that might cost a lot of money in AC repairs. An experienced technician can thoroughly inspect your air conditioner, give you a proper diagnosis and recommend cost-effective solutions to fix your AC.
If your AC isn't properly cooling your home, check the filters first as they're usually the culprit. If you recently changed the filters and your AC still isn't cooling your home, a refrigerant leak may be the culprit. Get professional repairs right away to avoid other costly AC problems.
3. Use a Timer
The timer function helps you schedule when to turn the air conditioner on or off. Some units also let you plan air conditioning times for a week, saving you time. If you want to save energy and avoid straining the AC, check your manual to learn how to properly set up the timer.
4. Insulate to Keep Air Cool
Properly insulate your home to keep the cool air in and save energy in the summer. Use spray foam insulation to seal gaps in the attics, crawl spaces or exterior walls. Rigid foam effectively insulates the floor or the attic, preventing moisture accumulation and air leaks and helping you conserve energy. You can also use radiant barrier panels for insulating your attic. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10% on energy costs by using radiant barrier panels in the attic.
5. Service Your Compressor or Condenser
The condenser and the compressor are important components of your air conditioning system. If one of them malfunctions, repairs might be costly. Service them regularly to ensure your AC stays efficient and avoid costly repairs or replacements.
If you suspect problems with either component, get them inspected right away. Some issues to watch out for include strange or loud noises, reduced airflow, higher bills and AC leaks. Our expert technicians should be able to diagnose you properly and suggest a solution to fix your air conditioning unit.
6. Keep Your AC Unit Cool
Direct sun exposure makes your air conditioner work harder, leading to costly repairs. The heat can also reduce the AC's service life, costing you more money in replacement. To protect your AC, we recommend installing a window awning for shade, keeping heat away from the outdoor unit. Also consider putting plants near the air conditioner, but ensure they don't affect airflow.
7. Perform Annual AC Maintenance
Schedule an AC tune-up once a year or at least a month before summer to ensure your air conditioner is still in top shape. The last thing you want during extremely hot weather is a malfunctioning AC unit. You can avoid this by getting the unit inspected before using it for the summer. During the tune-up, a technician checks all components of your system to ensure it's still in good working condition. Our team lets you know if AC problems need to be resolved, and we'll fix them to keep your unit efficient.
8. Don't Block Airflow
Before turning on the air conditioner, ensure no appliances or furniture are placed near the unit as they can block airflow. You can maintain consistent room temperature and keep the efficiency of your unit by ensuring the area around the air conditioner is clear.
9. Upgrade for Efficiency
How old is your air conditioner? If it's several years old and no longer efficient, we recommend switching to an energy-efficient air conditioner to conserve energy and save money. Energy-efficient units are also effective at improving air quality. Moreover, they're quiet compared to regular air conditioners. Our technicians can recommend and install energy-efficient units suitable for your home.
Get in Touch With Us
We'd like to help you improve your indoor air quality so you can go about your life in a healthier, more comfortable environment. Simply give us a call to discuss your air quality needs. We have offices in Collierville and Memphis to serve the wider Tennessee area.
For more than 65 years, Choate's focus on quality work and attention to detail has established its reputation as a leader in the community. Call us today at 901-250-2508 or schedule an appointment online today!
Air Conditioning Repair FAQs
Want to learn how to save money on your monthly utility bills? Not sure if your clanking AC system has some life left in it? Trying to decide whether it’s time to call a professional? Choate's Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing has the answers you’re looking for. Explore this list of frequently asked questions or get in touch to speak with one of our experienced service professionals about your specific HVAC concerns.
What Our Customers Say
Choates did a great job fixing a job that a home warranty company had completely botched. Choates uninstalled the AC that had been installed incorrectly by someone else, and they reinstalled it properly. They took time to explain why they were doing and why. They were patient, understanding, and respectful. They were on time for their appts. Communication was great, and I appreciated the texts and emails that tell you who is coming to your home and when. After the appt you get a detailed invoice/ report. Their transparency is great.Megan Avery
Service Provided: Install AC
Our technician was outstanding and very professional! Our HVAC system quit working and Brandon quickly diagnosed the problem and restored the air conditioning! Job well done!G Am
Service Provided: HVAC system maintenance
Both gentlemen I have dealt with so far have been very professional. They were on time Communicated well asked us if we had questions. Darren in particular was very nice and helpfulRobert Bruce
Service Provided: Install AC
We had Damian come by today and he was incredibly helpful/resourceful! We ended up having cracks in our heat exchanger and he went out of his way to make sure we understood the issue and gave us all the info for our warranty service. Highly recommend!Iza Bateman
Service Provided: Heating system repair
A good company to do Business with Mr Giles is all about taking care of the Customers. I will recommend ChoatesLenora Pipkin
Service Provided: Heating system installation
Our technician did an awesome job with the ac tune up. He was very knowledgeable and thorough. I would highly recommend using them for your hvac needs.Jeremy Warren
Service Provided: A/C Tuneup
Completed in a timely manner. Available for questions. Reasonable price for the work done. Removed all debris from the yard. Great job and loaned me a window unit while my AC was out.Linda Fay
Service Provided: Install thermostat, Installation, Heating system installation, Install AC
The technician was responsive, professional, able to come repair on the weekend, and seemed very knowledgeable. I plan to use Choate's again in the future.Jonathan Gwaltney
Service Provided: Outdoor plumbing system repair
Josh from Choate’s was extremely courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. He answered all of our questions. Great service!Wykesia Edmond
Service Provided: Toilet repair
Jonathan was very professional, personable, knowledgeable and thorough. I will be calling Choates again when needed.Gary Farmer
Service Provided: Ductless heating & A/C services
Just a fantastic company. Their technicians are always friendly and very respectful.Lee Mills
Service Provided: Garbage disposal repair
Excellent service by the Choate’s team, the entire experience was excellent.James Hughes
Service Provided: Drain cleaning, Install AC, HVAC system maintenance, Heating system installation, Installation
After a mishap, Don came to the rescue and made everything right. Thanks for my hot water.Linda Norman
Service Provided: Water heater repair
Choate’s is reliable and the work is done thoroughly!Linda Coker
Service Provided: HVAC system maintenance, Repair HVAC
First interaction was an A/C repair. Offered a great deal for the maintenance plan VS paying directly for what turned out to be a small repair, although the tech spent plenty of time on the fix to be well worth the cost. Been working well ever since. HVAC maintenance and plumbing inspections on the program are great and informative. Very nice to get status updates on systems to budget for repairs/replacements ahead of time. Never feels pressured or “sales-y” to get estimates on potential projects. Will certainly use them for future work and keep this maintenance plan going. Highly recommend any homeowner or landlord sign up.Douglas Nelson
Service Provided: A/C system maintenance, Heating system maintenance, HVAC system maintenance, A/C system repair
Great service. Fast response and open communication. Very knowledge and helpful. Was able to diagnose and fix the issue very quickly and walked me through the process the whole time. Damian and his assistant were fantastic to work with.Lawrence Huffman
Service Provided: A/C system repair
Carleigh Scott did the maintenance on both my AC units today. She did a great job. She answered all my questions and discussed all my options. She's showed me the family plan and it's advantages and how it would save me money. I would recommend her anytime.James Druckenmiller
Service Provided: HVAC system maintenance
Brandon Hall took great care of us. He was thorough and very professional. All other service providers we contacted for the past month let us down over and over again. I will never call anyone else but Choates. Thank you Brandon for restoring my faith in people.Donna Craig
Service Provided: A/C system repair