When was the last time you had air conditioning services in your home? If it’s been a while, or never, you may benefit from an AC tune-up by a talented HVAC contractor. This valuable service allows a technician to inspect your system for signs of wear and tear, keeping it operating more efficiently.
At S.O.S. Heating & Cooling, we’re available to schedule your HVAC tune-up to keep you feeling cool, even on the hottest days.
What Is an AC Tune-Up?
You can expect your air conditioner to function better with an AC tune-up. With regular inspections from an HVAC contractor, your system will have a comprehensive assessment that can lead to early detection of problems that typically go unnoticed.
When these problems remain unaddressed, they can lead to a malfunctioning system and costly repairs.
It can be very frustrating to wait in the heat for a technician to arrive for an emergency appointment. But when you let us complete regular tune-ups to your system, you will save yourself money and stress. Additionally, with regular visits from our team, you can expect that your unit will last longer than the typical life expectancy.
What’s Included in an AC Tune-Up?
During an air conditioner tune-up, the technician will check several components and complete thorough cleaning of your system. To keep your AC unit operating at maximum capacity and ready to tackle the hot weather, your technician will:
- Lubricate any moving parts
- Test all controls
- Record pressures and temperatures
- Check refrigerant levels
- Tighten any loose electrical connections
- Adjust and clean the thermostat
- Check the air filter
- Clean the condenser coil
These are just a few of the services you will receive with our comprehensive inspection of your system. If any problems are found, a plan to make the repairs will be discussed with you.
Benefits of a Professional Air Conditioning Service
You may be wondering if this really is an essential service. While your air conditioner will run without a yearly tune-up, its performance will continue to decline. Read on to learn all of the things an AC tune-up does for your system.
Prevents Emergency Repairs
Because your AC gets a thorough inspection, any potential problems are resolved before requiring an emergency repair. In some cases, the repair may even be made the same day.
Minor problems are resolved during a tune-up, meaning your system will begin to work better. The temperature will remain consistent and even throughout your home.
Extends the Life of the System
An average air conditioner lasts for approximately 10 to 15 years. When you have it inspected regularly, you can extend the life of your system.
Reduces Energy Costs
When your system performs better, it doesn’t need to work as hard to keep your home cool. As a result, you’ll see a noticeable difference in the cost of your energy bills each month.
Provides Cleaner Indoor Air
Every air conditioner is a place for dirt and dust to settle. When the air conditioner begins to blow air through your home, these particles circulate, too. You and your family breathe them in and put your health at risk. When your system is clean, it prevents them from disbursing through the air.
Ensures Warranty Compliance
Most AC manufacturers require preventive maintenance as a condition of their warranty terms. When you skip these crucial services performed by a qualified HVAC contractor, your warranty could be invalid.
Yearly AC Tune-Ups Keep You Cool
When the air conditioner is working, everyone in the home is happy. You’re never prepared for it to malfunction, so it can create tension when it does. Make sure your system doesn’t surprise you by scheduling an AC tune-up at least once every year.
Help Yourself Between Visits
One thing you can do between visits to keep your cold air flowing is to check your air filter monthly. How often it needs to be changed varies from home to home and depends on your system’s usage.
If the filter is clogged or dirty, your fan must work harder to supply cool air. This reduces efficiency. Changing your air filter as necessary will cut down on energy costs and help prolong the life of your system.
Why Call S.O.S. Heating & Cooling?
As our name suggests, we’re here to help. Residential and commercial customers have long trusted our licensed and insured technicians for their scheduled air conditioning service as well as their HVAC emergencies.
When you need air conditioning service, call S.O.S. Heating & Cooling!