It’s Time for an AC Tune Up
Because your AC uses about 50% of the energy costs in your home, your best bet to keep it in good working order is a regular AC tune up. Here are a few things your might want to know when you schedule yours.
Why Do I Need an AC Tune Up?
Have Your AC Tune Up Done Yearly – Your furnace and air conditioning unit works hard all year long to keep your house comfortable. With regular tune ups, you can extend the life of your HVAC unit and keep it operating at peak efficiency. Air conditioner and furnace tune ups usually include checking measurements on critical system components, inspecting accessible components for wear or potential issues, measuring refrigerant levels for optimum performance, tightening, adjusting, lubricating and flushing components as needed, checking overall system air flow and operation.
AC Tune Ups Typically Cost $70 – $100: Be wary of significantly lower prices – How many times have your heard a homeowner complain because they bought a cheap $29 tune up only to hear that a couple sensors were going bad or that their system was very low on refrigerant? Then, the customer is offered several expensive and unnecessary repair options. Many companies also slap their company sticker on AC units and water heaters, even if they do no work on them at all.
Up to 15% Efficiency Loss if not Maintained – Neglecting necessary ac maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while energy use steadily increases. The most important maintenance task that will ensure the efficiency of your air conditioner is to routinely replace or clean its dirty air filters. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%.
When you need an AC tune up, hire a trustworthy and knowledgeable professional service technician from Air Hawk Heating and Cooling. Our well-trained technicians will be sure your system is running smoothly for the months ahead.