Have you ever experienced a problem with your central air conditioning? If so, did the problem occur on what seemed to be the hottest day of the year? Many homeowners experience AC problems during hot spells, but you might be able to avoid this misfortune by getting an annual air conditioning tune-up. Here are three reasons to get a tune-up each year on your central air conditioning system.
You Can Avoid Outages
Not having air conditioning when it's hot outside is miserable. Without AC, your home may feel humid, sticky and horribly unbearable, and sitting inside a house full of stagnant air could even make you sick. The best way to avoid dealing with situations like this is by keeping your AC system maintained.
During an AC tune-up, a technician will inspect every important component of your system. The purpose of this inspection is to ensure that each part is operating properly and to make sure the parts are all in good condition. If certain parts look worn, the technician may recommend replacing them. By staying on top of repairs, you can fix small problems before they cause the system to shut down and stop working.
There are numerous other steps in the process too, and one is recharging the coolant in the system. During the checkup, the technician will measure the level of coolant. If the level is low, the technician will add more coolant to it. This, too, is another measure that will help prevent outages.
You Will Save Money on Energy Costs
An AC tune-up is also great for helping you achieve better energy efficiency because the technician will clean the device during the tune-up. A clean device will use less energy to produce the same amount of cool air.
Keeping your system clean all the time puts less stress on the device because your AC system will not have to fight through dust, grime and dirt when it runs to produce cold air. The result is lower energy bills without sacrificing on the temperature you desire in your home.
In addition, a clean system keeps the air in your home cleaner too. When the system pulls air in, it cools it and pushes it into your home. When the system is clean, it spreads fewer dust particles through the air. This benefit is especially important when you have household members or regular visitors who suffer from allergies or respiratory illnesses. Cleaner air is healthier and causes fewer sicknesses than dirty, contaminated air.
Your System Will Last Longer
The third reason to get a tune-up each year is to extend the life of your system. If you compare an air conditioning system to a car, you might understand how important good maintenance is. When a person cares for their car by taking it in for regular maintenance visits, the car will most likely last a very long time. If you compare a well maintained vehicle to a poorly maintained car, you might find the neglected one wears out more quickly.
Your AC system is just like this. If you provide the care it needs each year, it will last longer. And this care may even amount to fewer repairs over the years. Preventative maintenance is vital if you want to avoid replacing your system prematurely.
These are the top three reasons for getting an air conditioner tune-up, but there are plenty of other great reasons too. If you want to reap these benefits, contact Knight Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help you keep your AC system running efficiently all summer long and help you prevent outages this summer.