It’s easy to understand why most people skip scheduling an AC tune-up in the spring. When the weather is pleasant, you don’t really worry about whether your air conditioner is working or not. And when it gets hot enough to finally turn it on, you’re just happy that it’s working well enough to cool down your home. As a result, most homeowners don’t reach out to an AC professional until their air conditioning is not working at all.
However, an AC tune-up is actually a very important preventive maintenance task that can provide you with many benefits you might not have considered before. Here’s a short list so you can make a well-informed decision.
Reduce Your Energy Bills
A well-functioning air conditioner will use energy more efficiently. By scheduling an annual AC tune-up, you’ll have the benefit of a pair of expert eyes who can inspect every component of your air conditioning system. One of our certified technicians will perform a thorough cleaning and inspection as well as lubricate, tighten and adjust dozens of components to make sure they are ready to take on a hot summer. Your AC unit can then provide maximum cooling with minimal energy usage, saving you money on your monthly utility bills.
Extend the Life of Your Air Conditioner
Just like any other appliance or piece of equipment, a well-maintained air conditioner will last longer. Most AC units have an average lifespan of 10 to 15 years; however, if you invest in tune-ups each year, you may extend that lifespan even longer. That means you’ll be able to defer the cost of purchasing and installing a major appliance into the future, freeing up funds for other financial priorities.
Improve Air Quality
Air conditioners not only remove heat from your indoor space but also help manage humidity levels and air quality. By ensuring that filters are changed regularly and your whole AC system is tuned-up annually, you can improve the indoor air quality of your home. If you have family members who suffer from allergies or other respiratory illnesses, this can increase their quality of life significantly.
Minimize Problems and Stress
Let’s face it. Most people lead busy lives in our modern world, and anything you can do to make daily things run more smoothly or reduce potential problems help reduce stress. When an air conditioner breaks during the heat of the summer, especially in Houston, TX, it can be an uncomfortable or even life-threatening situation. By investing in a simple AC tune-up, you’ll reduce the chances of a malfunction and take one more potentially stressful situation out of your life.
The professionals at Morrow Mechanical want to keep you and your family safe and comfortable this summer. Call us today for information about our AC tune-ups and maintenance offerings. Compared with the cost of a new air conditioner or an emergency repair call, an AC tune-up is a small investment for the benefits and peace of mind you’ll receive in return.