Spring time and early summer is the perfect time to get your air conditioner tuned up. The cold winter season is over and as the weather continues to heat up, soon the air conditioner will begin running constantly. To ensure your air conditioner runs efficiently and smoothly with no failures this hot summer season it is important to have your air conditioner serviced. Steve’s Heating and Air would like to share why you should have your air conditioner tuned up before the heat of summer kicks in.
Importance of Air Conditioning Preventive Maintenance
Often you will hear from many HVAC technicians that you should have your air conditioner tuned up in spring or early summer and the heating system tuned up in fall or early winter. During the cooling season the air conditioner will run constantly while trying to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. As the air conditioner runs more frequently components will begin to wear down and put a strain on the entire HVAC system. By having the air conditioner serviced before the heat kicks in, the HVAC technician can inspect the air conditioner. They will look for any signs of possible failures or problems with the air conditioner. The air conditioner’s moving components are cleaned and lucubrated if needed to help enhance the air conditioner efficiency. The electrical system and all wiring is inspected to see if there is any damage or loose connections which is a very common problem. The technician will also make sure all screws, nuts and bolts are tightened and that there is no debris inside or near the air conditioning unit. As the HVAC technician runs through the tune up he ensures the health of the air conditioner.
Why Central AC Tune Up & Inspection is Worth It
AC Efficiency – One benefit of having the air conditioner tuned up before summer is that it helps improve the air conditioner’s efficiency. While an air conditioner may run fine for years, it may not be running as well as it could be. A strain on the air conditioner forces it to work harder which costs you more money. With better efficiency comes electrical savings.
Prevention of AC Repairs – Tuning up the air conditioner can also prevent future failures and premature wear and tear on the HVAC system. By having a licensed HVAC technician service your HVAC system they look for potential problems and repair or replace components as they wear down.
Air Conditioner Assessment – During the tune up the HVAC technician will thoroughly inspect the air conditioner and other features of the HVAC system. They can assess the condition of the HVAC system and even provide a report. In some cases they can detect severe problems or eventual complete failure of the unit. This way you will know to begin saving for a new air conditioner and not be surprised.
AC Unit & System Longevity – HVAC systems that are serviced seasonally last longer and function better. Tuning up the air conditioner helps prevent premature wear and tear, improves efficiency which in the long term, results in a much longer lasting air conditioning unit. Replacing and repairing is very expensive, but you can prevent preventable costs by having your air conditioner tuned up.