One of the most important things you can do as a homeowner is keep your air conditioner on a regular maintenance schedule. But, we know that sometimes life can get in the way, and your system may go many months (or years) without a tune up. When you skip maintenance, you run the risk of major problems down the line. With a Larson maintenance plan, you can set your system up for success for years to come. Here are the benefits of a Larson maintenance plan, and why it’s the best gift you can give your air conditioner.
Our thorough 34-point maintenance clean and check
When choosing to commit to an annual maintenance plan, it’s crucial to make sure you choose a company that doesn’t cut corners or skip vital components during the appointment. After all, a half-hearted maintenance inspection is almost worse than no maintenance inspection at all, since it can give you a false sense of security. Don’t be lured in by ads promising low-cost maintenance deals. When it comes to your air conditioner, you shouldn’t settle for anything less than the best. At Larson, we inspect your air conditioner and heating systems inside and out, top to bottom, leaving no component overlooked. With the help of our 34-point maintenance clean and check, we ensure that your home is ready to stay comfortable no matter what the temperature outside is.
Here are some of the checks and maintenance:
- Measure refrigerant levels
- Check refrigerant condition
- Measure system temperature split
- Test run capacitors
- Test condenser motor amperes
- Check fan blade
- Test blower fan motor amperes
- Check blower wheel
- Test compressor windings
- Check service valves and Schrader cores
- Check contactors and relay switches
- Inspect condenser coil
- Inspect wiring for wear and sun-rot
- Tighten electrical connections
- Inspect circuit boards
- Inspect pressure safeties
- Inspect service disconnect & fuses
- Inspect condensate system & purge drain lines
- Dust control compartment
- Tighten loose screws
- Replace missing screws
- Replace line-set insulation, as needed
- Inspect ductwork for leaks at unit
- Check ductwork static pressure
- Check air filter
- Check thermostat
Seasonal deep cleaning isn’t just for your home—your air conditioner could use a little TLC too. As part of our regular maintenance visit, we’ll clean and rinse the outdoor coils of your system. These coils are prone to accumulating dust, dirt, and other debris that can compromise cooling performance. Keeping them clean and clear is the best way to ensure your system can do its job properly.
The average air conditioning system runs for about 3,300 hours per year in the Phoenix area. That’s a lot of run-time! All that work with no breaks during summer can really do a number on the vital components your air conditioner needs to work properly. By keeping up with annual maintenance, you can optimize system performance and ensure your air conditioner is ready to tackle the climate’s challenges. Optimizing the performance of your air conditioner comes with additional benefits, such as:
Longer system lifespan
Nothing lasts forever, and that’s especially true for air conditioners in Phoenix. The average lifespan of an air conditioner is 10-15 years. Units that are poorly maintained may not even make it to the decade mark, but a system that’s well-maintained can easily last a decade or more. Your air conditioner was a major investment—and you can ensure you get the most out of it with a Larson maintenance plan.
Improved energy efficiency
A well-maintained system is an efficient system. If energy efficiency is your priority, then a Larson maintenance plan is a great way to help manage your carbon footprint. In Arizona homes, air conditioning accounts for 60% of total energy usage. Keeping your system efficient can help you use less energy.
Fixing small problems before they turn into big ones
Oftentimes, air conditioner problems go unnoticed until they turn into big ones. Under the watchful eye of a Larson technician, even the smallest problems can be identified during a maintenance visit.
Our maintenance plans take the guesswork out of knowing when your system is due for a tune up. When it’s time for your next appointment, our team will reach out to remind you so you can get scheduled with ease. That way, you can avoid missing vital maintenance windows in the spring and in the fall.
As we’ve discussed, a Larson maintenance plan gives you two thorough maintenance visits per year, which can help your air conditioner work at its best for years to come. But the benefits don’t end there. As a Larson member, you’ll receive additional perks and services to help keep your home comfortable.
Extended repair warranty
While all Larson customers receive a 90-day warranty on repairs, active members can take advantage of extended one-year coverage with a standard plan, and two-year coverage with a premium plan. This gives greater peace of mind for any “what ifs” in the unlikely event that something goes wrong after your repair.
When something’s wrong with your air conditioner and you need our help, we make it easy with priority service for maintenance plan members. Premium members receive same-day service while standard members will receive service within 24 hours.
Premium plans are transferrable
New address? No problem. With a premium maintenance plan, your plan is 100% transferrable. That means you can either take it with you to your new home, or transfer it over to the new owner of your current home. Either way, it’s simple to ensure your services continue even after a move.
Maintenance backed by our commitment to quality
Many companies may offer maintenance plans, but only Larson’s is backed by our commitment to quality, customer service, and superior results. With a Larson membership, you can rest assured that you’ve chosen a company that truly puts you and your air conditioner first.
- Customer service is our priority: We extend our belief in the Golden rule to every customer interaction.
- We respect your home and your time: Our technicians will always arrive on time and treat your home with care.
- We stand by our workmanship: We work hard to ensure the job is done right the first time and offer guaranteed warranty protection to our customers.
Explore Larson maintenance plans today
If you have any questions about our maintenance plans, we’re happy to help. You can compare and contrast our available plans to find the one that’s right for you, and call (480) 428-0600 to speak with a member of our team. Don’t delay getting your air conditioner the service it needs—get started with a maintenance plan today!