Why Schedule Your Air Conditioning Checkup in the Spring?

To give your HVAC contractor a break? No! Seriously, many have made the mistake of waiting until the scorching heat of summer to make that call to schedule a checkup of the AC, only to find that the waiting list is long. Furthermore, too often, a spring checkup is entirely overlooked until the AC system fails to cool or some other problem becomes apparent (again, it’s usually on the first very hot day of summer).

Oh, how much better is it to be proactive, prepared for the eventual onslaught of heat and humidity, knowing you can relax in the comfort and security of your tuned up AC. There are many things that can need repair or replacement, rendering your air conditioning less efficient. A significant percentage of your cooling efficiency can result from small seemingly insignificant wear and tear, such as worn fan belts or damaged insulation. A simple blocked filter can place extra strain on your motor. Keeping your air conditioning system running at peak performance will extend its life, save on utility bills and prevent potential future problems.

Your local professional HVAC contractor will check that your air conditioning unit is fully functional and ready to operate at peak efficiency when the heat of summer arrives. They will ensure that your entire coolant line is properly insulated, straighten all coil fins that may be bent, to allow proper air distribution and that make sure that nothing is obstructing air flow. To lower your energy bill and make your home a cool oasis from the summer sun, call  your local heating and air conditioning contractor and arrange for your HVAC system service in the spring!

Air Conditioner Spring Tune Up

Warmer weather is on the way, but before it gets here now is a great time to schedule a Spring tune up for your central air conditioning system.  Just like a tune up on your car can help you save gas and keep your car running well, regular maintenance of your air conditioning system will help it operate at peak efficiency, saving you money on your energy bills and extending the life of your system.

Spring is a great time for scheduled residential HVAC maintenance to get your system ready for summer and avoid any unpleasant surprises. Your HVAC technician will handle most of the work such as checking and adjusting the refrigerant level, cleaning the coils, lubricating the moving parts, cleaning the blower components, testing the intake and output air temperature differential, and checking for proper thermostat operation.

In addition, there are a few tasks that the homeowner can do themselves if they are so inclined.  Changing the air filter regularly is one of the most important things a homeowner can do to protect their HVAC system and keep it operating efficiently.  Dirty air filters make the system work harder which consumes more energy and reduces the life of your cooling system.

In addition, clear away any leaves, pine needles, branches, and other materials that may have accumulated around your outdoor unit.  The unit needs good air flow to operate efficiently.

When the hot weather gets here, your HVAC contractor will be very busy.  By having your air conditioning system serviced now, you can avoid the rush and prevent delays waiting for your technician to arrive.