Every hot summer, when the temperatures soar, there is no greater joy than to head inside for some cool, comfortable air conditioning. More than just a box that sits outside your home, an AC system typically includes indoor and outdoor units and a lot of internal components. And just like your car, it can operate more efficiently and reliably with regular maintenance. That’s why air conditioner tune ups are such an important part of your home maintenance regimen.
While air conditioners are developed and tested to run reliably for years, an annual AC tune up can be the key to keeping your HVAC system running at peak performance and helping to improve its life expectancy. Ignoring routine system maintenance can cause higher utility bills and reduced comfort. Even worse, it can make system components work harder, leading to reduced life expectancy, and in some cases a total shutdown or system failure.
Here’s why... During normal cooling system operation, dust, dirt, moisture from humidity or condensation, and microbial growths can build up on critical components like the evaporator coil or condenser coil. Left unchecked, these issues can lead to loss of efficiency and worse, breakdown of component materials and a shorter life.
While most average homeowners can handle simple air filter cleaning or replacing, calling a qualified HVAC technician for regular air conditioning system tune-up can help ensure reliability, longevity, and in some cases prevent larger issues from developing. Your local dealer will open up the outdoor and indoor units, do a more extensive cleaning of vital components, check cooling temperatures, and look for other signs of potential issues that could lead to trouble down the road.
Scheduling an annual AC maintenance is relatively inexpensive compared to a more serious issue that requires a more extensive air conditioner service. And in the long run, you could end up saving money by preventing serious repairs.