For many homeowners, having maintenance done on your AC when nothing is wrong with it sounds like a waste of time and money. However, it’s better to be proactive than reactive with your AC. For example, why call your HVAC company for repairs when you could call it for regular maintenance and prevent your AC from needing repairs in the first place? Having regular maintenance done on your air conditioner is like investing in it — you’ll see some big benefits down the road.
Increase Energy Efficiency
Regular AC tune-ups provide both short-term and long-term benefits when it comes to energy efficiency. In the short term, a tune-up right before summer gives your AC the efficiency boost it needs to take on the summer heat, reducing your energy bills during the cooling season. But air conditioners don’t just lose efficiency during times of strain — they also inevitably become less efficient as they grow older. Keeping a regular maintenance schedule throughout your AC system’s life will help it maintain its energy efficiency for longer.
Spot Hidden Problems
Because tune-ups include a full inspection of your AC system, a quality HVAC technician will notice if there’s something wrong with your AC. It’s common for AC problems to remain hidden for a long time before the homeowner sees a noticeable difference in the system’s performance. With regular tune-ups, you can take care of small issues long before they cause big, expensive AC repairs. Both your wallet and air conditioner will thank you!
Prevent System Breakdowns
The first heat wave of summer brings a lot of repair requests for HVAC companies from homeowners whose air conditioners have suddenly broken down. This is because the hotter it gets, the more strain your AC experiences trying to keep you cool. However, you can avoid the summer breakdown altogether by getting a tune-up in the spring.
Tune-ups are sometimes called preventative maintenance because they prepare your AC for the coming strain and prevent problems from occurring. Having a tune-up done before the summer ensures that your AC is ready to handle the heat. That way, you won’t be left without air conditioning when you need it most.
Help Your AC Last Longer
It may sound like a stretch, but keeping a consistent maintenance schedule of yearly AC tune-ups can actually extend the life of your AC. When an air conditioning system experiences fewer repairs and breakdowns, it doesn’t undergo as much wear and tear. In addition, keeping the AC in top condition also contributes to a longer life. The projected lifespan of an AC unit is 10-15 years, but a well-maintained one could last years longer, saving you money on investing in a new system.
At Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing, we are committed to providing the best AC tune-up services possible, even if it means you won’t need our other air conditioning services as much. The most important thing to us is that you have a reliable, long-lasting AC system.
Contact us today for more AC tune-up information or to schedule your tune-up.