The scorching heat and the humid weather have us all turning our cooling systems on. Of course, this means some people are discovering that their AC units aren’t quite up to par after being dormant all winter.
Before your air conditioning unit gets to the point where it needs repairs and replacements, we suggest you call a technician for its yearly tune-up.
In addition to saving you time and money, it will keep you stress-free for the summer season. Don’t trust us? Let us explain more about why you shouldn’t forget about your AC tune-up:
During the winters, we tend to forget about our air conditioners and neglect them for the most part. However, come summer and we suddenly remember the magical machines that make living in Clearwater bearable. Just like a car, or any other machine, if you’ve left your unit idle for too long, it will most definitely need a tune-up.
“Why?” You may ask. The answer is simple—if you don’t maintain your AC, it will not run effectively or efficiently. Consequently, this could also mean higher electricity bills because the unit will need extra power to do its job.
A Long-Term Investment
Unless you have thousands of dollars to spare, air conditioners should be considered long-term investments. So, to keep it running for a longer period of time, you will need to get it maintained. Getting your AC inspected by a professional technician will ensure that it is in the best condition possible for years to come. You can also save big bucks by preventing a majority of repairs or getting minor fixes out of the way before they become a hassle.
Ok, but what does an AC tune-up include?
There are some things that you can keep a check on yourself, like cleaning or replacing the filters (we advise doing this every one to three months). However, some things are better left to the technicians. During a tune-up, an AC technician will:
- Clean the coils located indoors as well as outdoors
- Look for parts that need repairs
- Tighten loose parts
- Adjust misaligned parts
- Look for parts that might need to be replaced
- Inspect the unit to look for signs of a leak
- Check refrigerant levels
This is just scratching the surface of what your AC maintenance service will entail. The real deal includes far more and ultimately will benefit you and your AC in the long run.
How Often Does My AC Need A Tune-Up?
If you see signs that your AC is wearing out, then it’s best to call for maintenance immediately. However, it’s generally good practice to have a technician take a look at it at least once a year. Air conditioners are used excessively during summers, so scheduling an appointment in spring is best. With that said, as long as your AC is still running, it’s never too late to get a tune-up.