March Means It’s Time to Think About an AC Tune-Up
It’s that time of year when we start thinking about spring, the start of the baseball season and doing our spring cleaning. Now we can also add another task to that list: checking the air conditioning in our homes to make sure they’re ready to keep us cool when the temperatures begin to rise.
This is especially important if you live in an area like Arizona, where the weather is so hot and dry that your air conditioner runs almost all year long. If you’re looking for information about air conditioning maintenance, here’s what you need to know.
There Is Intense Heat in Arizona and It Comes Early
Temperatures in Arizona can range from as low as 40°F during December to as high as 104°F during July. Extreme heat can cause air conditioners and heat pumps to work harder than in other parts of the country.
This leads to shortened system life, higher energy bills, breakdowns that leave you without an efficient heating system, and invalid warranties. Prevent these issues by setting up maintenance today. You’ll save money down the road!
Benefits of AC Maintenance
An HVAC unit is one of those projects that require more care and attention than most because it provides so much value and impact on your comfort. A professional tune-up should give peace of mind rather than stress over late detection. Here are the benefits of regular AC tune-up:
1. Longer system life
Air conditioners are pretty heavy-duty; built to last a long time, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore yours. By regularly changing filters and cleaning out debris, you can ensure your air conditioner is running well for years down the road.
And if it does end up having problems, early detection is critical. In some cases, a tune-up can help alleviate issues before they become big problems.
2. Fewer Repairs
A regularly maintained AC system works effectively and you’ll rarely need to have it repaired. It may go a year or so without the need of repairing or replacing anything.
3. Higher energy efficiency
There’s always a tradeoff between saving money and convenience, but when it comes to your air conditioner, there’s no reason to have a choice. Regular tune-ups will help you take advantage of everything your system can do—including higher levels of energy efficiency that may not be possible without them.
3. Keep the warranty valid
When you buy a new air conditioner, there’s likely a manufacturer’s warranty that covers parts and labor in case something goes wrong down the road. While most warranties are relatively easy to keep on track, one of the best ways to stay in good standing is routine maintenance with an contractor.
5. Less chance of an abrupt system breakdown
Sometimes, even when we’re paying attention, things can still go wrong without us knowing it. That’s why routine maintenance is vital. It helps ensure your air conditioner stays in good shape and that you’ll be able to get out of a problem quickly when it happens—and for less money than you might expect.
Call a Professional
It’s always a good idea to have a professional check and maintain your AC unit. If you don’t have your AC system looked over every now and then, especially in March when the temperatures are extreme, you could risk significant problems down the road.
Call Cool Touch Air Conditioning and Heating—Your Expert HVAC Contractor Serving the Phoenix and Prescott Valley Metropolitan Areas.