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Air Conditioning Maintenance with Rice HVAC

When it comes to keeping your home or business cool and comfortable during the hot summer months, regular air conditioning maintenance is essential. At Rice HVAC, we understand how important your air conditioning system is to your comfort and well-being. That's why we offer comprehensive air conditioning maintenance services to ensure that your system is running efficiently and reliably.


Our air conditioning maintenance service consists of checking and cleaning all crucial components of your system, including the condenser coils, evaporator coils, blower motor, compressor, and refrigerant levels. We also inspect and change your air filters as needed to help keep your indoor air quality high.


We take pride in our thorough approach to air conditioning maintenance and make sure to check and clean all components in your air conditioning system. By doing this, we can ensure that your system is running efficiently and properly, and that it is not wasting energy or costing you extra money on your utility bills. Regular maintenance can also maximize the lifespan of your air conditioner, helping you avoid the need for costly repairs.


Our experienced technicians use top-of-the-line equipment to perform your air conditioning maintenance to the highest industry standards. They are trained and have the experience to identify potential problems and fix them before they have the chance to become bigger problems. And because we're a local company serving the communities of South Elgin IL, Elgin IL, Bartlett IL, and Streamwood IL, you can rely on us to keep your home or business cool and comfortable all summer long.


So, if you need air conditioning maintenance, turn to Rice HVAC for reliable, affordable, and high-quality service. We're always here for our customers within a 25-mile radius of South Elgin IL. Contact us today to schedule a maintenance appointment for your air conditioning system, and let us keep you and your family comfortable all year round.

10 Reasons Why Your AC Needs Annual Maintenance

1. Improved Energy Efficiency: A well-maintained AC unit will run more efficiently, which will ultimately lead to lower energy bills.


2. Lower Repair Costs: Many minor issues with an AC unit can be caught and fixed during an annual tune-up. This proactive approach can help prevent costly repairs down the road.


3. Improved Air Quality: Regular maintenance can help keep your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) high by cleaning dirt, dust, and other allergens from your unit.


4. Longevity: A properly tuned-up AC unit will last longer than one that is not maintained, which helps to protect your investment.


5. Reduced Risk of Breakdowns: By addressing minor issues before they become major problems, annual tune-ups help reduce the risk of breakdowns during peak usage times.


6. Proper Refrigerant Levels: Appropriate refrigerant levels will fully charge your unit and reduce the chances of freeze-ups.


7. Prevent Water Leaks: Regular maintenance can help to unclog drains that may cause water leaks, which potentially can damage your walls or ceiling and create unnecessary expenses.


8. Increased Comfort: Annual tune-ups help maintain your unit's efficiency which ensures your home or office temperature is reaching your desired level.


9. Improved Safety: Proper maintenance can help reduce the risk of fire hazards caused by electrical malfunctions or other issues.


10. Minimize Emergencies: As stated before, by addressing issues early, annual tune-ups help reduce the risk of unexpected and unpleasant hiccups in your unit’s operation.


In short, annual maintenance can save homeowners a lot of money, provide them with a comfortable living space as well as a safer environment while extending the lifespan of their AC unit.

Our Maintenance Checks

1. Check Thermostat Calibration

2. Verify Accurate Temperature Control

3. Dirty/Clogged Air Filter Replacement

4. Verify Blower Assembly Operation

5. Check Blower Motor Data/Saturation

6. Lubricate Blower Motor

7. Verify Belts/Pulleys & Tension

8. Test Condensing Unit Control System

9. Inspect/Clean Condenser Coils

10. Compressor Performance Test

11. Check Refrigerant Level & Pressure

12. Identify Refrigerant Leaks

13. Energize Capacitors

14. Measure Starting Current

15. Tighten Electrical Connections

16. Electrical System Check

17. Inspect Electrical Contactors

18. Inspect Wiring & Fuses

19. Verify Condensate Drainage

20. Check Temperature Drop Over Evaporator

21. Align/Adjust Thermostat Bulb

22. Verify Start & Run Capacitors

23. Capacitors Replacement (If Bad)

24. Electrical Voltage Test

25. Inspect Condenser Fan Motor

26. Run And Test System Capacitor

27. Measure Temperature Split At Coil

28. Provide Acid Washing Condenser Coils

29. Check For drafts Air Leaks 

30. Inspect And Tighten Pipe Fittings And Refrigerant Connections.


This comprehensive list covers all the major aspects that a technician from Rice HVAC will evaluate while performing the routine maintenance of your AC unit. Please note that each AC system may have subtle differences in regards to inspection and functionality so the technician may cater to your air conditioning unit accordingly.

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