While those cold winter months certainly don’t give you many reasons to think about your air conditioning, if you recall our recent string of freezing temperatures that turned to stifling heat seemingly overnight, you will want to make sure your A/C unit is ready when you need it.
If you’ve never experienced the horror of 90 degree temperatures and an air conditioning unit that went from working perfectly to not producing even a puff of air during those months of inactivity, consider yourself lucky – and start taking the necessary steps to make sure you never have to deal with that situation!
Spring Is the Perfect Time
When spring arrives, few are happier than those who have been stuck inside due to frozen temperatures. While you are excited to get out of the house, you also need to take the time to consider other home maintenance, rather than just where you are going to plant those gorgeous new flowers.
Even though you might not be thinking about switching your air conditioning on just yet, spring is the best time to have an annual check-up on your system. One major benefit of doing so is that you will beat the crowds when the temperatures climb, and all those who were less prepared find out that their systems aren’t working.
We all know that when certain services are in demand, the prices tend to go up as well. Having your A/C tune up done early in the spring will make sure you don’t have to pay higher prices, or deal with those considerably more costly emergency services when the temps skyrocket and your home is uncomfortable.
Maintenance Saves Money
Proper A/C maintenance has many benefits, and nearly all of them involve lower costs which means more money in your pocket. Most problems that occur with air conditioning units start out as small issues. When you have your unit checked early, your HVAC professional can catch these minor issues, such as refrigerant leaks, before they do irreparable damage to your system. Running your air conditioning system when refrigerant levels are low will cause the compressor to burn up, and that repair is certainly not cheap; however it is avoidable with proper maintenance.
A Clean System is a Happy System
Your air conditioning is made up of many different parts that can get dirty and clogged as air is sucked in and pushed out of the system. An A/C tune up in the spring will make sure the coils, evaporators, and filter are all cleaned up and ready to go, which means much better efficiency for you. A clean unit requires less energy, and produces better cooling, which is definitely a win-win for you and your energy budget.
A spring tune up will also include making sure your thermostat is working properly, and this is almost as important as making sure everything is clean. Your thermostat is essentially the brain of your A/C system, as it “tells” it when it needs to come on, and when the temperatures are right where they need to be. If the calibration is off, your system will likely run for longer periods, and have to work harder to maintain the temperatures you want throughout your home.
Efficiency is Always a Benefit
When you take the time to have your A/C system tuned up in the spring, you will also do wonders for your cooling costs over the summer. A clean, well maintained unit doesn’t have to work as hard to do its job, and this translates to considerably less energy usage for you. This year, be prepared, and make sure your air conditioning is ready when you are with an A/C tune up in the spring. Call the professionals at Three Rivers Services to schedule your tune-up today!