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The Importance of Spring Air Conditioner Tune-Ups

Posted On: April 14, 2016
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While you’re busy freshening up the inside of your home this spring, you may want to take a minute to dust off that air conditioner. A freshly tuned air conditioner is ideal for those scorching hot summer days.

You’ve probably heard of air conditioner tune-ups. So what is all the hype about? It’s simple.

Having your air conditioner tuned up will:

  • Save you money
  • Extend the life of your air conditioner
  • Increase energy efficiency
  • Provide cleaner indoor air
  • Reduce noises while the air conditioner is running
  • Keep manufacturer warranties valid
  • Keep your system running safely

An air conditioner is very similar to a car in that if you don’t maintain it you will have problems. An air conditioner tune-up can help you reveal potential issues with your system before they become a problem. Instead of encountering a surprise breakdown, you can fix the issue at your convenience instead.

The better you maintain your air conditioner the more efficient it will be. Your air conditioner accumulates dust and dirt throughout the year, if the air conditioner is not running properly it may be working too hard, resulting in inconsistent air temperatures and reduced comfort.

Most manufacturers require routine maintenance in order to validate the warranty. Without regular maintenance you may be invalidating your warranty. Proper maintenance can add up to 3-5 years of life to an air conditioner.

During your air conditioner tune-up, we will inspect and lubricate all moving parts. Parts that lack lubrication cause resistance in motors and increase the amount of electricity you use.

Another part of HVAC system maintenance is inspecting the blower components, cleaning and adjusting them. Doing so helps to ensure proper airflow for greater comfort levels. Airflow problems can reduce your air conditioning system’s efficiency by up to 15 percent.

Contact us for more information on air conditioner tune-ups or maintenance programs. We offer plans that include heating, cooling, and plumbing to keep all of your home comfort systems working properly year round.

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