You may be surprised to find out that air conditioner technicians recommend that your air conditioner have a tune-up once a year. This applied even if your air conditioner is causing you no problems at all. Many experts further suggest that you have the system inspected, cleaned, and serviced in the spring. This allows it to operate efficiently during the most important months.
No matter how well you maintain your air conditioner, the truth is that running it results in dirt and dust getting inside. This can cause problems with the efficiency of the machine, particularly with regards to the air filters and condensing coils. By ignoring the yearly tune-up, this dust can build up and each year the air conditioner will become less efficient of cooling properly.
If you allow the buildup to continue, it ends up costing you money in the long run. An air conditioner that is not properly serviced is not going to work as well as one that has maintenance done each year. As such, the air conditioner must work harder to do the same job. Working harder requires more energy, which means that you’re going to have a more expensive utility bill in the months the air conditioner is on.
A tune-up isn’t an intense process and can be done entirely at home if you are open to learning the proper method of doing it. It largely involves cleaning the coils, evaluating the level of coolant, calibrating the thermostat, and inspecting the ductwork. However, for those who prefer to leave this to someone else, your air conditioning contractor is likely to provide the same service so that you do not have to.
There are many air conditioning contractors out there who offer preventative services, such as tune-ups. A contractor will visit your home and take care of replacing the filter, cleaning the machine, and looking for any issues. Many of these services are affordable and perfect for those who may want someone more professional to take care of the maintenance.
If you live in Scottsdale AZ, you know how hot it can get and you know how integral a properly functioning air conditioner can be. Temperature Pro can help you with ensuring you’re ready for the heat. You can give us a call at 480-490-2080 to set up an appointment for service or to ask us any questions you have.