With so much going on in our lives, we don’t often put a lot of thought into our air conditioners until they stop working — especially during a Texas summer. But AC maintenance is actually an essential part of keeping your air conditioner running smoothly, which is why you should schedule regular AC tune-ups for your system. Most homeowners have heard this before, but how often should you schedule them, and when? The experts at Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing have answers:
When should I schedule an AC tune-up?
You should schedule two HVAC tune-ups each year: one in the spring for your AC and one in the fall for your heater. Ideally, a tune-up should be done before it gets too hot in the spring and too cold in the fall.
It may seem like overkill to have so many maintenance visits for your AC system, but especially hot and cold weather places a lot of stress on your HVAC system. Scheduling these seasonal checkups before each of the harsher seasons (summer and winter) actually gives the system a boost so that it’s ready to take on the change of weather with ease. It will also give you time to make repairs before being without proper heating and cooling becomes too disruptive.
What does a tune-up even do?
You’ve probably been bombarded by tune-up ads from your local HVAC companies in the past, and it may sound like a sales scheme to get more money. But a tune-up visit isn’t just an opportunity for HVAC technicians to give your air conditioner a once-over and a thumbs up before collecting their payment.
During a quality tune-up, the technician will thoroughly inspect and clean all of the components of your air conditioner, ensuring that everything is working properly and making corrections when they come across an issue. From the electrical components to the coils and even the ductwork, you can rest easy knowing that your HVAC system is prepared for the harsher weather to come.
Benefits of Regular AC Maintenance
Aside from acting as a boost before the change of seasons, regular maintenance over time comes with a few important benefits:
- Higher system efficiency (lower utility bills)
- Catching repairs before they cause more problems
- Reduced risk of breakdowns
- Longer lifespan
That’s right! Investing in regular AC maintenance is the best way to keep your air conditioner running more efficiently for longer, saving you money on both energy bills and AC replacement.
Schedule Your Next Tune-Up
With so many benefits to taking care of your AC system with regular maintenance, it’s no wonder they go ignored by so many homeowners. There’s no better time than now to schedule your next tune-up — or better yet, become a part of the Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing membership for two free tune-ups each year!
Maintenance is for every AC system, regardless of its age or condition. Contact Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing online or by phone today for more information or to schedule your next AC or heater tune-up!