Tips for Maximizing A/C Efficiency

Did you know that only 1/20” of dust on your air conditioner coils can decrease the unit’s efficiency by 15-20 percent? You can do the math and see the impact that has on our energy bills. That minute amount of dust is invisible to the naked eye, but you will definitely feel it inside your house as the temperature rises. Your AC will run and run and run, but the indoor temperature won’t budge and may even increase.

Plus, if your AC unit has to work harder than is necessary, the wear and tear on your air conditioner may wear down more quickly and require expensive repairs or even a replacement before you are ready. 

That is why it’s important to have a complete AC tune-up each spring before you turn on the unit for the next several months. The service pros at Atlas Butler will inspect your air conditioner and thoroughly clean the coils and other components to remove dust and debris that has accumulated during the winter.

Regular maintenance of your air conditioning system is a good investment in terms of comfort and cost. What you spend on the service call will pay for itself in increased efficiency and longevity of the AC unit itself, as well as maintaining a cool home during the hot Ohio summers. Schedule your spring AC tune-up today by calling Atlas Butler at 614-681-2167. You can also schedule an appointment online for faster service.

2021-07-11T02:32:46-04:00April 15th, 2021|Air Conditioner Maintenance|

Spring AC Maintenance Recommendations

Warmer weather is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time to crank up the AC. After sitting dormant during the harsh winter, your AC unit may need a tune up. The cold winter months can be tough on AC units, and an annual AC service call from the pros at Atlas Butler is just what you need.

Your AC needs regular maintenance just like your car to maintain peak performance. We can inspect your AC system to make sure it is ready for the summer workload. We run through our maintenance check list that includes checking refrigerant levels, looking for leaks, cleaning out debris left from fall/winter, and verifying that your AC unit’s motor and capacitor are functioning properly. In some cases, we can replace  worn-out parts, like fan motors, ahead of time can save you costly repairs in the future and can extend the life of your AC unit.


Don’t sweat the heat this summer with an AC that breaks down after the temperatures rise. Start with a spring AC check-up by giving us a call us at 614-681-2167, or for an online appointment, you can use our online scheduler to get a tech out to your home.

2021-07-11T02:32:46-04:00April 1st, 2021|Air Conditioner Maintenance|

Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready For Summer

Before you know it, summer will be here and the temperatures will start to heat up. If there is one thing that is certain in Central Ohio, the summer months will be hot and having a functional air conditioner is very important. We recommend getting your A/C unit checked out before the temperatures rise and make sure that it is ready to go when you flip the switch. Here are a few things we look at when we perform maintenance on an air conditioning unit. 

Clean out any debris

Over the course of fall and winter, leaves, twigs and other debris can get trapped in your air conditioner. We remove this debris to avoid any clogs or issues when the A/C unit kicks on. 

Inspect the fan blade

The blade is a major component of your air conditioner. The blade turns and acts as a fan and draws the heat out of the refrigerant that is moving through the outdoor coil.  The fan blade inspection ensures that the blade is free of debris, rust, and corrosion that would impact the performance of the blade. 

Inspect electrical connections

The electrical connections to your air conditioner are protected by rubber coatings, which over time will wear thin and crumble. We make sure that the electrical connection to your A/C unit is safe and secure. 

Check refrigerant levels

Refrigerant is what cools the air as it passes through your A/C unit. We check to make sure you have enough refrigerant, or we replace old equipment that houses the refrigerant. 

Inspect the coils

The evaporator coil and condenser coils are also major components of your air conditioner. We inspect them to ensure they are both functional in the role they play to cool the air that flows through the air conditioner.

Inspect motor components 

We inspect things like the air compressor, the blower, and the parts that work to cool the air in your home.

Test the thermostat

We inspect the thermostat connection, as well as test that the AC Unit responds to the thermostat.

Evaluate airflow 

Airflow is the key to having a working air conditioner. Once we have everything inspected, we’ll turn it on and check that the air is flowing properly. 

Change the air filter

Some customers forget to change their filters regularly, so we’ll inspect your filter and change it if needed. 

If you haven’t had your air conditioner serviced yet, contact our team and schedule an appointment. We will provide an inspection and maintenance to get your unit up and running for summer. If your air conditioner has a major mechanical issue, our technicians can also work with you to replace your existing air conditioner.

2021-07-11T02:32:47-04:00April 21st, 2020|Air Conditioner Maintenance, HVAC Topics|
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