There is a misconception quite a few homeowners have concerning their HVAC system in general, and that is maintenance services from a licensed provider is a luxury expense and not a necessary need. But much like your vehicle, maintenance is essential. Without frequent oil changes, tire rotations, and other maintenance, the vehicle will not last; same for your HVAC system. Your cooling system should have an annual tune-up once a year. Ideally, it should be done in early spring, but even if you miss that window, it is never too late to get it done. Today, we at Hal Mechanical would like to share the importance of air conditioning tune-up services.
Air Conditioner Tune Up Checklist
In general, though there is much care and detail put into the tune-up service by your qualified technician, the cooling system tune-up involves inspections, cleaning, lubing, safety system testing, performance, check, hardware and electrical components are tightened if they become loose, any worn parts are replaced, and so on. With a comprehensive tune-up the air conditioner system is better protected, especially for the demand the Las Vegas desert requires from it. Below are the key points to why the tune-ups should never be put on the back-burner year to year.
AC Tune Up Extends Unit’s Lifespan
The air conditioning unit is designed to last anywhere from 10-20 years, depending on the quality of the manufacturing and the routine care and maintenance it receives during its life. The unit will last longer the less stress and strain. In many instances, the air conditioner operating mechanisms can even be extended when it experiences less repairs and damage. The air conditioner runs in better condition for as long as possible with routine tune-ups.
AC Unit Manages Energy Operating Costs
Over time, the efficiency of the air conditioner dwindles and as it stacks, the unit loses its energy efficiency, costing you more every month to operate. With annual tune-ups the energy usage and efficiency are better managed to keep it under control and ensure the unit is over-exerting itself.
AC Maintenance Reduces Breakdowns & Repairs
In many instances the technician performing the tune-up can identify and fix any small problems before they turn into major issues during the process. As you budget the cost for routine maintenance, unexpected repairs are not usually planned and can be hard to afford. Where tune-ups can significantly help reduce the risk of costly break downs, in the long run, you can save money.
AC Tune Up Improves Indoor Air Quality
To better filter the dust, debris, and allergens in the air, routine cleaning, maintenance, and replacing dirty filters enables your system to get it done.
AC Maintenance Improves System Efficiency
Making certain that the air conditioner doesn’t overwork or use too much energy to compensate for other issues the unit may be experiencing, the unit retains its efficiency and performance.
AC Tune Up Validates Warranties
In order to validate the warranty, most manufacturers have clauses in the warranties that require you to perform regular maintenance and have written documentation as well.