What to Expect During a Professional AC Maintenance Check

AC maintenance

As homeowners, we understand the critical role our air conditioning systems play in ensuring comfort throughout the season. However, the efficiency and longevity of an AC unit are directly influenced by the quality and frequency of its maintenance. Realizing the importance of routine checks, we’ve developed a thorough process to assess and maintain your AC system, ensuring it performs at its peak capability when you need it most.

Regular maintenance not only safeguards your unit against unexpected breakdowns but also contributes to energy efficiency, which can significantly reduce your monthly utility bills. During a professional maintenance visit, our technicians adhere to a meticulous routine that involves several key procedures designed to keep your air conditioning system in prime condition.

Initial Inspection and Assessment of Your AC System

The first step in our comprehensive AC service is a thorough initial inspection and assessment. This critical phase involves our professionals conducting a detailed examination of your air conditioning system to assess its current condition. We meticulously check for any signs of wear and tear, potential malfunction, or inefficiencies that might be lurking within the unit. This includes scrutinizing the thermostat settings, inspecting electrical connections for safety and operational integrity, and ensuring that the evaporator and condenser coils are free from damage.

By identifying these issues early, we can address them promptly, preventing minor issues from escalating into major ones. This proactive approach allows us to tailor a specific maintenance strategy that aligns with the unique needs of your system, ensuring that it operates smoothly and efficiently, thus extending its operational lifespan.

Comprehensive Cleaning of AC Components

Following the assessment, we move on to a comprehensive cleaning of the AC components, a vital service component that aids in maintaining the system’s efficiency and prolonging its life. Over time, dust, debris, and other contaminants can accumulate within the unit, obstructing airflow and diminishing the system’s efficiency. Our professional technicians take meticulous care in cleaning the filters, blowers, and coils, enhancing the system’s overall performance.

  1. Cleaning of Filters: We start with the filters, which are crucial for maintaining air quality and protecting the internal mechanics from dust accumulation. Clean filters ensure better air flow and improved air quality, reducing the strain on your unit.
  2. Blower Maintenance: The blower components are cleaned to remove any dirt that may hinder their function, ensuring they operate at optimal capacity to distribute air evenly throughout your space.
  3. Coil Cleaning: Perhaps most importantly, the evaporator and condenser coils are thoroughly cleaned. Dirty coils significantly decrease efficiency and strain the compressor, increasing energy consumption and costs.

This meticulous cleaning not only maximizes efficiency but also enhances the air quality in your home, creating a healthier living environment. By maintaining cleanliness of these critical components, we help prevent potential failures and ensure your system operates at its best.

Performance Tests and Efficiency Evaluation

During a professional AC maintenance check, performance tests play a crucial role in ensuring your system operates at peak efficiency. We start by checking the airflow rate, as proper airflow is essential for maintaining comfort and efficient operation. The cooling and heating efficiency are also tested, ensuring your system effectively regulates temperature without over-consuming energy. Additionally, we assess the thermostat calibration to ascertain that it communicates accurately with the AC system, a common source of cooling inefficiencies if misaligned.

Our team also uses specialized tools to measure the refrigerant levels; incorrect levels can cause your system to work harder, leading to increased energy bills and potential system damage. We take care to ensure these levels comply with the specifications for your specific model and make. This thorough testing sequence allows us to identify any potential issues that might not be evident during a routine inspection but could lead to significant problems if left unaddressed.

Discussing Maintenance Findings and Recommendations

At the conclusion of a maintenance visit, we make it a priority to discuss our findings with you thoroughly. Transparency in our service allows you to understand fully what your AC system needs and why. If we identify any issues, we will recommend the necessary repairs or upgrades, explaining the benefits and potential cost savings of each. This might include replacing aging components that are near the end of their service life or suggesting adjustments to your current system setup to enhance efficiency.

We also discuss ways to maintain your AC system’s performance between professional checks. This might include changing filters regularly or keeping the area around your unit free from debris. Throughout this discussion, our goal is to ensure you have all the information needed to make an informed decision about your AC system’s upkeep, helping you maintain a comfortable and energy-efficient home environment.


Maintaining an efficient and reliable AC system is vital for comfort and cost management in your home. Our detailed AC maintenance checks are designed to address every aspect of your system, from initial inspection to performance testing and final recommendations, ensuring that it meets the highest standards of operation and efficiency. By choosing our professional services, you are investing in a partnership that aims to extend the life of your AC system, enhance your home’s comfort, and save on energy costs in the long run.

If you’re considering an AC maintenance service in Waukesha, or if you have noticed any issues with your current setup, do not hesitate to contact us at Gregg Heating & AC. Our team is ready to provide expert advice and professional service tailored to your specific needs and circumstances.