Most homeowners understand that it’s important to maintain their AC systems, but where do you start? How often should you do it? When does your air conditioner need maintenance? These are all questions the team at Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing is happy to answer for you.
Schedule AC Maintenance Twice a Year
You should schedule a maintenance visit, or tune-up, twice each year, one for your air conditioner and one for your heater. This is because you need to ensure that your AC is prepared for whatever weather conditions Texas throws its way. No one wants to be caught without air conditioning during the first day of triple-digit heat or without a heater on a cold winter night.
The best time to schedule your AC tune-up is in the spring before the weather gets too hot. Likewise, you should schedule a heater tune-up in the fall before the cold weather hits. This way, your HVAC system will be prepared to run efficiently and without issue throughout the entire year.
Why Are Tune-Ups So Important?
Air conditioner maintenance isn’t top-of-mind for most people, and it’s easy to forget about scheduling your AC tune-up as the seasons change. But tune-ups are incredibly important to the health of your HVAC system. Keeping a regular maintenance schedule comes with a range of short-term and long-term benefits for your air conditioner, including:
- Increased system efficiency
- Lower energy bills
- Catching repairs early
- Reducing the risk of breakdowns
- Extending the lifespan of the AC
Investing in tune-ups throughout your air conditioner’s life can save you big in the long run, lowering the amount and cost of repairs it will need and keeping it efficient for longer. You could even put off the cost of replacing your AC for years by taking good care of your current system. With so many clear benefits, you’ll be sure to schedule your tune-ups when the time comes.
What to Expect From Our Tune-Up
What happens during an AC tune-up shouldn’t remain a mystery. Here’s what you can expect from Air Tech’s comprehensive AC tune-up service:
- Clean the evaporator and condenser coils
- Check the refrigerant level
- Clean and straighten the fins
- Lubricate moving parts
- Inspect and tighten electrical connections
- Examine the condensate drain and pan
- Calibrate the thermostat
- Clean and fine-tune the air handler and blower for adequate airflow
Your service technician will also be happy to answer any of your questions about the tune-up process when they arrive at your home. If our technician discovers an issue with your AC system while performing the tune-up, they will pinpoint the problem and recommend AC repairs. This way, your air conditioner will be prepared to take on the change of seasons without any vulnerabilities.
Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing is committed to providing comprehensive tune-ups to keep your AC system running smoothly all year. When you need to schedule your air conditioner’s maintenance, call on our reliable team for fast, high-quality service.
Contact us today for more information or to schedule your air conditioner tune-up.