No matter where you live, air conditioning is a necessity in the summer months. Not only does a good AC unit keep your home cool and comfortable, but it also maintains your home’s humidity and helps remove allergens from the air. It’s something that we often take for granted. Your AC needs to be kept in good shape if you want it to keep working properly without raising your utility bills too much, and the best way to do that is to schedule a tune-up and inspection every year, preferably in the spring before the main cooling season arrives.
Lowering Your Utility Bills
As useful and welcome as air conditioning can be, many households like to see how long they can go before they have to turn their own units on. This is because running an air conditioner nonstop can lead to some seriously high utility bills. While there will almost certainly come a time when you have to turn on your air conditioner, you can keep it from putting too much of a dent into your budget by scheduling a tune-up every year with a reliable HVAC contractor. This tune-up will ensure that your AC keeps running efficiently. You’ll still have to do your part by changing your HVAC filter regularly and keeping your thermostat at a reasonable setting, but a regular tune-up does make a difference.
Fixing Small Issues
Scheduling an AC tune-up every year also makes it easier to catch problems with your HVAC system before they get out of hand. Not only can AC repairs or replacements get really expensive, but you probably don’t want your air conditioner to break down unexpectedly during a heat wave. An HVAC technician can catch small problems and fix them before they turn into a more costly repair.
Extending your AC’s Life Span
Finally, regular air conditioner tune-ups can extend your own unit’s life span. Most air conditioners will last between 15 and 20 years, although most will start to show their age after a decade. Regular maintenance can help you get the most out of your air conditioner before it needs to be replaced.
It’s easy to take air conditioning for granted and skip your annual tune-up, but regular maintenance is necessary if you want your AC to keep working. If you haven’t had your own AC unit serviced this spring, contact Alltech HVAC Inc. today to schedule a service call.