Whether it’s the dead of winter or the dog days of summer, as a responsible homeowner, you need to keep the health of your AC in mind. Like all HVAC systems, your air conditioning requires an annual inspection (and, most likely, a tune-up) to keep it in excellent condition and to comply with the terms of the air conditioning system’s warranty, if applicable. A quick tune-up can save you a lot of trouble, time and money in the long-run.
Regular Maintenance is Key
Even if your AC seems fine, you should still have it inspected by a licensed HVAC technician annually. A licensed technician will conduct a thorough inspection to make sure your AC is in tip-top shape. From checking the motor and the fan blades to the coolant, compressor and the wiring, the technician will go through a detailed checklist to ensure nothing is awry. If any problems are flagged, you have the confidence of knowing that they will be repaired right away, and repaired correctly the first time.
Tell-Tale Signs of Trouble
Unsure if your AC needs help? Here are a few common indicators that point toward a malfunctioning AC:
- Poor air circulation
- The AC does not respond to the thermostat when adjusted
- Loud noise when in operation
- Excessively high energy costs
- Water leaks from the back of the unit
The Benefits of a Tune-Up
What are the benefits of having a professional HVAC technician conduct a tune-up? Here are some, to name a few:
- Better air quality – the vents and various component parts are thoroughly cleaned
- The filter will probably be replaced, thus eliminating pet hair, dust, dirt and other allergens
- The AC will operate more efficiently, thus reducing your energy bills
- You lower the risk of having an AC emergency when the temperature rises
Don’t Wait for an Emergency
In the winter, you don’t want to wait until your furnace fails and you have no heat to call for emergency repairs. Likewise, in the summer, you don’t want to wait until it’s sweltering outside and your AC fails, resulting in dangerously high temperatures within your home.
Instead of waiting for a disaster, contact us today to schedule your next tune-up.