Last summer you enjoyed reliable service from your air conditioner, so is a tune-up really necessary? Annual maintenance inspections, including cleaning and adjusting of HVAC units, are easy to put off, but heating and cooling specialists advise you to make your appointment now, so you are ready for the hot weather.
The relatively reasonable cost of annual maintenance service on your air conditioner is money well-spent in the long run. Neglected AC units can get dirty and sluggish. The basic services you get from a tune-up prevent this and can add years to the life of your unit.
An air conditioner that runs at peak efficiency will not work as hard to keep your home cool, thereby causing less wear and tear on the various components. In addition to your unit giving you more years of service, you will realize lower utility bills, which will more than pay for the annual tune-up.
That look from your HVAC specialists also is likely to catch minor repairs or potential problems while they are still small and simple to fix. Small problems—a clogged drain, for example—can cause damage to your unit (mold, corrosion) that can be far more costly to fix down the road.
Unchecked small problems also can lead to break downs when your air conditioner is working its hardest—during that midsummer heat wave when you rely on your cooling to keep your family safe and comfortable. A tune-up in the spring may help you avoid the cost of emergency service and a larger repair bill.
At A&L Heating, our cooling specialists will thoroughly inspect all parts of your air conditioning system, including:
Refrigerant lines and coolant levels
Blower motor and compressor fan
Ductwork and drainage
Our annual service includes lubricating all moving parts, a thorough cleaning of evaporator and condenser coils, and adjustments as needed to the blower motor and thermostat.
Our experts also will advise you on changing air filters and keeping the area around your unit clear for maximum efficiency. We also keep detailed records of your unit and can advise you when it may beneficial to consider a new unit, especially if your unit is more than 12 years old.
An annual inspection of your cooling system by the experts at A&L Heating is the best way to prepare for the summer. Schedule your check-up now by clicking here.