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Why Smart Homeowners Get AC Maintenance in Spring

Why Smart Homeowners Get AC Maintenance in Spring

Hot temperatures are quickly approaching, which means your AC needs to be at the top of its game.

The smartest way to make sure your AC is in good shape is to schedule AC maintenance in the spring—before summer hits.

In fact, scheduling your AC maintenance now (vs mid-summer) is smart for 3 reasons:

  • Maintenance prevents your AC from breaking down
  • Tune-ups prolong the life of your AC
  • AC maintenance cuts down your energy bill

Let’s go into more detail about each of these reasons...

Reason #1: Maintenance keeps your AC from breaking down

There’s nothing worse than being stuck with a busted AC in the middle of the summer. Not only is it uncomfortable, but the price to get your unit repaired can also be financially inconvenient.

Luckily, a simple maintenance visit can prevent that unfortunate situation. Here’s why: During a tune-up, a technician can detect and fix small problems before they turn into big, expensive issues.

To give you a better idea of what kinds of problems a tech can catch, here’s a list of items they should perform during an AC tune-up:

  • Tighten or fix any loose or worn electrical connections
  • Lubricate all moving parts to make sure they’re running smoothly
  • Check for clogs in the condensate line
  • Verify that the evaporator and condenser coils are clean and working properly
  • Determine the refrigerant levels are at appropriate levels
  • Make sure the blower is functioning at the appropriate speed
  • Change any dirty air filters (although you can do this one, too)
  • Fix the thermostat if it’s broken

Reason #2: Tune-ups prolong the life of your AC

Simply put, air conditioners that get regular annual maintenance last longer than ACs that don’t. The reason is simple: When a trained technician takes care of all of the AC parts, they don’t wear out as quickly.

Think of AC maintenance like changing the oil in your car. If you never change the oil in your car, that’s bad news for your engine, and your car won’t last very long. However, if you get the oil changed on a regular basis then your car’s overall lifespan will increase.

The same rule applies with air conditioners: If you get your AC maintained on a regular basis (once a year—before the heavy cooling season), your AC’s overall lifespan will increase.

Reason #3: AC maintenance cuts down your energy bill

Good news! Regular AC maintenance can cut down your energy bill by up to 15% per month.

Here’s why: When all of the parts in your air conditioning system are clean and functioning properly, it doesn’t consume as much energy to cool your home.

Let’s look at an example: Say your AC is low on refrigerant. If that’s the case, your AC will run longer and longer to try and cool your home. And the longer your AC runs, the more energy it consumes—especially during summer.

But if you schedule maintenance before summer, a tech will find low refrigerant levels and bring the problem to your attention so that you can move forward with the necessary repair. And, because the problem is fixed before summer hits, your AC won’t run as long, which will save you money on your monthly energy bill.

Smart homeowners: Ready to schedule your AC maintenance?

We already know you’re a smart homeowner who knows the value of protecting your home’s biggest investment—your HVAC system. Otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this article, right?

So if you’re ready to schedule your tune-up and prolong your AC’s lifespan, give us a call or schedule an appointment online.

In the meantime, learn how you can save on AC tune-ups by joining our Service Partner Plan.

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