Spring is actually the best time of year to have your air conditioner serviced.
When it comes to keeping your home’s air conditioning system running at peak performance as we head into the warmer spring and summer months, getting an AC tune-up is a wise investment. By catching minor problems before they become major problems, you can significantly increase the lifespan of your unit, increase its energy efficiency, and reduce the likelihood of the dreaded mid-summer breakdown.
Here are the top ten reasons why you should consider getting your air conditioner serviced this spring:
A Tune-Up Makes Sure Your Unit is Running Smoothly and Efficiently
A tune-up entails locating and replacing worn filters, clearing debris and dust from coils and drains, and repairing minor cracks in your system… all before cranking up the AC for the summer. However, if your AC unit is running efficiently and these issues are addressed before the warmer months, you will avoid energy loss due to these easily fixed issues.
Checking in with Your AC Unit Extends its Lifespan
Most air conditioners have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. Some units can last even longer with proper maintenance, giving you much more use out of what can be a costly investment in your home. However, if your unit is not inspected on a regular basis, its components can become clogged with debris. As a result, it will have to work longer and harder to achieve your desired temperature, wearing it out faster and necessitating costly repairs or replacement.
An AC Unit in Tip-Top Shape Keeps Your Cooling Consistent
When an air conditioner isn’t working properly, you may notice that certain areas of the house are cooler or warmer than others, and it can be a difficult guessing game to get your home back to the desired temperature. An AC tune-up ensures that your unit is operating properly and returns control to you.
A Tune-Up Now Prevents the Dreaded Mid-Summer Sweat Later
Nobody wants to deal with emergency AC unit problems, especially during the hot summer months. However, as you might expect, this is the point at which unchecked units are pushed too far and eventually succumb to a preventable problem. It is not only inconvenient, but it can also pose a safety risk to vulnerable members of a household. A spring AC unit tune-up can avoid this problem and keep you and your family cool all summer.
A Well-Cleaned Unit Protects Against Allergens and Keeps Air Clean
A dirty air filter in the home can create a hostile environment for family members who are prone to allergic reactions. Not only is allergen-laden air being circulated throughout the home, but dirty filters are also unable to properly screen new irritants entering the home through the air. During a tune-up, we ensure that all of your air filters are clean and ready to capture all of the allergens and other irritants in the air that springtime brings. This ensures that your indoor air is clean and that your family members are healthy.
An Annual Tune-Up Might Be Part of Your Unit’s Warranty
If you haven’t followed the terms of your AC unit’s warranty, it will be null and void. And one of those requirements is most likely that you have your unit serviced once a year. If something does go wrong, you’ll want to make sure the warranty is still valid so you’re not left high and dry. Nobody wants to start from scratch with a completely new unit that must now be paid for out of pocket.
Keeping Your Unit Efficient Helps Protect Our Environment
As previously stated, getting an AC tune-up makes your unit much more efficient. And, in addition to saving money, it also means you’re helping the environment by conserving energy. To achieve a healthier planet, we must reduce our energy consumption, and a regular tune-up is an excellent way to do so every day of the season.
Getting a Tune-Up NOW Means Beating the Heat Wave Crowd
Most people don’t give their air conditioner much thought until it’s time to turn it on full blast. This season, don’t be caught off guard. Getting an AC tune-up before the summer rush allows you to easily schedule your tune-up at the most convenient time for you… and avoid the mad dash that usually follows the first heatwave.
An Annual Tune-Up is an Overall Money-Saver
While we’ve already discussed the financial advantages of a more energy-efficient unit and extending the life of your unit, it’s also worth noting that a tune-up is always more cost-effective than the year-to-year gamble. While your AC unit may function normally for the next two or three years without a tune-up, the inevitable (and avoidable) repair that occurs years later will almost always cost more than the regular, annual tune-ups. Investing once a year saves money in the long run.
Knowing Your AC Unit is in Proper Working Order Provides Peace of Mind
You have a full schedule, and summer activities seem to pile up quickly. You don’t have time to deal with an expensive repair or replacement unit. And the last thing you want is to come home from vacation to an overheated house or to deal with a broken air conditioner in the middle of the day. Allow Elkton Home Heating and Air to put your mind at ease about your home’s ability to keep cool.
What Does a Tune-Up Involve?
A Elkton Home Heating and Air tune-up is more than just a quick inspection. We perform a thorough check-up and make sure your unit has what it takes to keep your home cool during a hot summer day. With our regular springtime tune-up, you can rest easy knowing that we will be:
- Checking your refrigerant lines for any leaks and ensuring your system has the right amount of refrigerant.
- Inspecting air ducts for potential leaks.
- Checking and cleaning the evaporator coil.
- Inspecting all electrical wiring to make sure your unit is in top condition.
- Examining belts, oil motors, and inspecting all other components of your unit.
- Checking and recalibrating the thermostat as needed.