Imagine what you would feel like if your AC unit stopped working. It usually happens at the worst possible time. Mid-summer temperatures may reach the nineties and humidity may hit the eighties. Without air conditioning, this can be almost unbearable. Below, we have highlighted why it’s important to give your AC system a summer tuneup and how it can save you money in the long run.
Why Your AC Needs a Summer Tuneup
Finding problems within your system and correcting them before they become a significant issue can wind up saving you a lot of money in the future. Another thing to consider is that AC systems can lose operating efficiency by up to 5% each year if left unmaintained. This means your system won’t be cooling your home as it would if it were clean and running as intended at full capability.
What Exactly Does a “Tuneup” Do?
Most homeowners think that they can do all the necessary maintenance to keep their AC systems running correctly and efficiently. This is partially true as there are certain items that can be done easily by the homeowner. However, there are also some tasks best handled by a certified technician. Some of these tasks include checking the supply voltage, contactors, capacitors, and amperage to the motors as well as making sure all the electrical connections are tight and inspecting and cleaning the condenser coil. Certified techs will also take the time to flush the condensate drain line and inspect the disconnect.
These are just some of the checklist items that are done during a maintenance inspection and a tuneup. Here at Bolton, we offer a complete and thorough inspection and highly recommend signing up for our Preventative Maintenance Agreements. Not having a tuneup performed before the start of the summer season can put you at risk for expensive repairs when you least expect them.
What are the Benefits?
Even when you don’t think your system is having issues, your home will benefit far more than you expect:
You’ll Feel Cooler Inside
Your air conditioning system works at its best when properly maintained; in time, normal wear and tear will cause a decline in the efficiency. Be proactive and fix any problems before they become worse.
Better Air Quality
If your AC is working properly, air particles are removed during circulation using a passive air filter. Dirty or clogged filters can sometimes put a strain on the AC by not allowing enough air to circulate in your home. To read more about the benefits of improving your home’s air quality, click here.
Lower Utility Bills
The small outlay in having a summer tuneup can pay for itself in a short time. After the tuneup, your system will run better, use less power, and reduce your monthly energy bills. Any required repairs found during the tuneup will more than likely cost less than a major repair or system replacement due to a lack of preventative maintenance.
Contact Bolton Services For All of Your HVAC Needs!
If you have any questions involving how to best cool or heat your home, call us today at (828)253-3621 or click here to schedule a heating and air appointment. We can inspect or repair any cooling or heating system, in most cases fairly quickly and as mentioned, we offer competitive and effective preventative maintenance agreements. It is our mission to improve your home’s indoor air quality and get you back to the comfort you deserve.