It’s that time of year again! While you’re planning your spring cleaning, don’t forget about scheduling an AC tune-up! With summer fast approaching, you want to be sure that your air conditioner is ready to take on those long, hot summer days. The professionals at Bay Heating & Air Conditioning have outlined the benefits of tuning up your AC during spring. Read on to learn more.
What Is Included in an AC Tune-Up Service?
Before diving into the benefits of air conditioner tune-ups, we want to explain what you can expect from a tune-up service.
AC tune-ups involve:
- Inspecting the entire system
- Cleaning and inspecting all coils
- Checking refrigerant levels
- Cleaning and tightening electrical connections
- Replacing the air filter
- Checking the thermostat
- Inspecting ductwork
- Assessing safety controls
- Inspecting the area around the system
- Lubricating moving parts
- Evaluating the overall condition of the system
Having a professional carefully maintain your AC every spring can give you peace of mind knowing that one of your biggest investments is being taken care of. Continue reading to see what other benefits you can expect from tuning up your AC.
Prevent Major Summertime Breakdowns
During summer, the last thing any homeowner wants is for their air conditioner to stop working. While full system breakdowns are never planned for, they are often preventable. Regular AC inspections and tune-ups allow a technician to identify and handle any minor problem areas before they worsen and lead to major system breakdowns. The absolute best way to prepare your home for the endless heat of summer is to schedule a maintenance appointment during spring.
Increase Energy Efficiency
When the components of your AC system are not maintained, they experience wear and tear, and are unable to function as well as they should. Unmaintained systems often have to work harder and use more energy to cool your home adequately. Not maintaining your AC regularly can result in up to 5% efficiency loss every year. Having your AC professionally cleaned and tuned up is the best way to decrease wear and tear on your AC and help it reach its peak operating efficiency.
Extend the Life of Your System
An air conditioner’s lifespan depends largely on how well it was installed and whether or not it was properly maintained. Regular maintenance appointments can reduce wear and tear, prevent major breakdowns, and extend the lifespan of your system drastically. A poorly maintained AC can last as little as 10 years while a regularly maintained system can last for as long as 20 years. By changing air filters often, cleaning all parts, and quickly addressing problem areas, you can keep your system running at peak efficiency for many years to come.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Over time, dirt and debris build up in your ducts and your air filter and are continuously recycled and distributed throughout your home. During an AC tune-up, a technician replaces dirty filters and inspects all ductwork to determine if duct cleaning is necessary. Cleaning your air conditioning system improves indoor air quality and helps you breathe easier.
Enhance Your Indoor Comfort
During a tune-up appointment, your technician will be able to address any problems with your system such as uneven cooling. Regularly cleaning and maintaining your system ensures that it will run at peak efficiency, keeping your home cool all summer long.
Call Bay Heating & Air Conditioning Today!
The heating and air conditioning experts at Bay Heating & Air Conditioning provide AC tune-up and maintenance. We take great pride in enabling systems to run for as long as possible so that our customers experience lasting comfort. Your comfort and safety within your home are incredibly important to us.
Give us a call at (440) 294-4954 or send us a message online to schedule your springtime AC tune-up