We know, we know, it is still technically winter; however, spring will be here before we know it, and this is the perfect time to start planning for the warmer and longer days ahead. Regular cooling maintenance is an important part of extending the life and maximizing the efficiency of your air conditioner. Is your cooling unit up for the task? A cooling tune-up can help. When is the best time for a cooling tune-up? Let’s review.
What is a Cooling Tune-up?
The "lifespan" of a central air conditioner is about 15 to 20 years (Energy.gov). With regular upkeep and maintenance you should be able to keep your HVAC unit in working condition as long as possible. When it comes to your home’s air conditioner, preventative maintenance isn’t optional; it’s what keeps your system running efficiently and effectively. It may even be a requirement of your manufacturer’s warranty.
Preventive care will help diagnose problems and issues in your HVAC system before they become worse. A seasonal cooling tune-up can do just that. During an AC tune-up parts of your system that you may not even know exist are inspected, cleaned, and replaced, if needed, by a professional.
What are the Benefits of an AC Tune-up?
As we mentioned above, AC tune-ups come with many benefits. We review some of the main benefits below.
- Increased Energy Efficiency: A cooling tune-up will bring your system up to its peak operating efficiency. This means less energy is used to cool your home. Efficiency brings many benefits in and of itself, as it makes your home more comfortable and decreases wear and tear on your system and can lower the impact running your AC has on your pocketbook, because with increased efficiency comes lowered energy bills.
- Decreased Need for AC Repairs: No one wants to be without air conditioning when the temperatures peak here in Phoenix, and regular maintenance can help you avoid any downtime with your unit. A well-maintained air conditioner is less likely to breakdown, as problems are diagnosed early and resolved proactively and before an interruption ever occurs.
- Longer HVAC Lifespan: Regular HVAC maintenance helps increase the lifespan of your system. Your AC, like other home components, needs regular service to keep it running well. Failure to provide proper care can cause the system to give out early. Things like a clogged air filter, damaged duct work, electrical issues, etc. can lead to larger issues that ultimately cause you to need a whole new HVAC system.
- Increased Comfort: Lastly, an AC tune-up can increase your home’s overall comfort. If you notice hot spots and cold spots in your home, a maintenance check may find the cause of this problem. When your unit cools more evenly, it means more comfortable temperatures throughout your home and for you and your family.
When is the Best Time for a Cooling Tune-up?
The weather in Phoenix, Arizona can fluctuate in a heartbeat. By the time the winter ends and we are done with the cold spells, the warmer temperatures sneak up on us quickly. With this change in seasons, it’s essential to have a cooling system that will keep you comfortable during the spring and summer months. With the cooling season just around the corner, the time to consider scheduling an air conditioning tune-up appointment is now.
At Arizona Comfort Specialists, we specialize in helping our customers achieve maximum comfort while lowering their cooling costs. We offer 23 point cooling maintenance service and tune-up and are here for you and your Phoenix home’s AC. We are committed to ensuring that your cooling system is working properly and stays that way.
Call us to schedule your cooling tune-up today.