The Importance of an AC Tune-up for Summer Months

Summer is right around the corner, and even before it arrives temperatures across the states will be rising. Before you know it, it’ll be time to blast your AC every day; if you haven’t already started. With warmer weather coming in hot, it’s the perfect time to schedule your AC tune-up.

Expecting your AC system to run continuously without any issues all summer long when it’s been in hibernation since last summer is a recipe for disaster. There are few things more intolerable than being stuck in your home in the dead of summer with no AC. If the dread of peak summer temperatures without the relief of AC isn’t enough motivation to schedule your AC tune-up today, these benefits will be:

Fewer Breakdowns and Repairs

One of the biggest causes of repairs is the lack of maintenance. By scheduling a pre-summer AC tune-up, your expert technician can catch any minor issues and fix them before they turn into costly last-minute damages and repairs.

Seemingly insignificant problems with your cooling system can turn into big headaches if they go unnoticed; leading to the possibility of being stuck without any AC for a couple of days as you wait for repairs or even needing a replacement. It’s always more cost effective to practice proper maintenance than to deal with last-minute repairs.

More Energy Efficiency

Well maintained systems run better, so by scheduling your pre-summer AC tune-up, you both reduce the stress on your system and your wallet. Without proper maintenance, your AC has to work harder to keep your home cool and comfortable, which means it uses more energy than it should, leading to a spike in your home energy bills.

During a pre-summer AC tune-up, a professional technician will perform a bunch of routine maintenance and cleaning procedures to ensure that your system runs at maximum energy efficiency. For example, when cooling coils are clean they more efficiently generate cool air, and replacing a dirty or clogged filter can lower your AC’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%.

A Longer Lifespan

According to the Department of Energy, the average lifespan of an air condition system is 15-20 years. The harder your AC has to work, the lower it will fall on that lifespan spectrum. Regular AC maintenance will ensure that your system runs efficiently for the entire length of its life span and that it will fall on the higher end of the lifespan range, or last even longer than average.

Added Comfort 

Not only will a spring AC tune-up ensure that your AC unit runs well all spring and summer long, so you’re not stuck struggling in the heat, but an AC tune-up can provide even more comfort. During your spring AC tune-up, an experienced technician will not only ensure that your system is running efficiently, but that it also distributes the cool air evenly throughout your home, so there’s comfort in every room.

Better Indoor Air Quality

Over time dust, dandruff, dirt, pollen, pet dander, and other pollutants build up in your AC unit, and if it’s not adequately cleaned during routine maintenance, then your home’s indoor air quality seriously suffers. When you schedule your spring AC tune-up, you ensure that the air in your home is safe for everyone to breathe.

Why Spring is the Perfect Time for an AC tune-up

HVAC Companies Have More Time

Usually, the in-between seasons are when HVAC companies have more time on their hands, as during the winter or summer they’re often busy with emergency repairs. This means that there will be more time to perform your AC tune-up on your schedule.

Temperatures Aren’t Too Hot Yet

During the spring, temperatures start to rise, but it’s still not unbearably hot so the hour or so that you’ll have to give up your AC for won’t impact you too much. Plus, if any issues need to be repaired, you don’t have to feel as overwhelmed or rushed to fix them because you still have some time before temperatures really rise.

Air Quality is Especially Important During the Spring and Summer

Spring and summer are notorious for the increase in allergens they create, so there’s no better time to ensure that the air quality in your home is pure and safe. Cleaning and removing pollutants and allergens will be a part of your AC tune-up.

Schedule Your AC tune-up With AirXperts Today

Keep it cool this summer and make worrying about energy bills and costly repairs a thing of the past by scheduling your AC tune-up today. Contact AirXperts and see how we can get your home ready for summer.

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We all have some bad habits, yes, but poor home maintenance and upkeep of your HVAC system does not have to be one of them. This year, you can resolute to as well as the resolutions you have set for your personal improvement.