Should I tune-up my air-conditioner?
We all look forward to spring weather after a cold and dreary winter. It’s that special time of year where it’s not too hot and not too cold. Everyone seems to be in a good mood as the weather warms up to the perfect temperature – the kids can play outside after being cooped up in the house all winter long, and we relish the opportunity to switch off the heat and open the windows to breathe in the crisp fresh air.
So why would anyone even think of tuning up their air-conditioner at a time like this?
Springtime is the best time get your A/C Tune Up! As a homeowner, we use this opportunity for perfect weather to do long-awaited Spring Cleaning, we de-clutter our homes, prune the trees and shrubs in our yards, start getting the garden and flower beds ready and check items off repair items on our “to-do lists” after a long winter.
Getting a tune-up scheduled in the spring ensures that your equipment will be ready before the peak summer season when air-conditioner repair servicemen are in high demand and it is extremely difficult to get an appointment for a service technician to come out to your home if your air conditioner breaks down. Spring-time is the off-peak season, and it’s a great time to catch any troublesome issues with your system before your air conditioner will soon be put to heavy use as the summer arrives.
Think about it? Imagine that had your car parked in the garage and you did not use it all winter long. Would you suddenly one summer day just start that car and drive it all the way across the country to another state without getting it checked out first?
That’s what we do to our air conditioners every summer!
An air-conditioner tune-up is an inexpensive, routine maintenance task to ensure your system will be running at its highest efficiency during its peak usage time. It is the same as the routine tune-up maintenance that you would perform on your vehicle.
A regular maintenance routine of your HVAC system will not only minimize the risk of your air-conditioner malfunctioning during the hottest days of summer, but it will also lower utility bills by keeping your system operating at its peak efficiency level. Maintenance costs are reduced as regular tune-ups and inspections allow you to catch small problems before they turn into big ones, and regular maintenance also helps to extend the life of your system.
For an average cost of $70 – $100, your certified Allgood HVAC technician will inspect your indoor and outdoor coils, lubricate moving parts, check your refrigerant levels, tighten all electrical components, clean the blowers, test the air flow and calibrate your thermostat. Your A/C tune-up also includes a free filter change of standard one-inch filters. Allgood Plumbing, Electric, Heating & Cooling also offers their Service Partner Plan which offers inspections of your plumbing and electrical systems as well as two free HVAC tune-ups per year for your furnace and air conditioner for a low monthly fee.
Give us a call today to schedule your A/C Tune-Up or to get more information.