The weather only recently started warming up after a cold winter, and with temperatures in the mid-50s it might seem like a strange time to be thinking about your air conditioner, but actually this is the best time to start making plans for the summer. Getting a tune-up for your AC is one of the best things you can do to prolong the life of your appliance, make sure your home stays cool when temperatures get much hotter, and even save some money.
The Importance of Preventive Maintenance
Most people understand that preventive care is good, and regularly go to the doctor for an annual checkup or take their car in for an oil change every few months. Unfortunately the same people don’t always take the time to do the same preventive maintenance on appliances like air conditioners and furnaces. The AC in your home works hard probably every day in the summer months, and just like your car, it includes a lot of moving parts that all need to work together. A little checkup before the season starts can ensure that these elements are clean and working properly so you avoid breakdowns.
Why Spring is the Best Time
You likely won’t be using your air conditioner for a few more months—spring weather in Utah is usually pretty mild—but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your AC tuned up right now. In fact, the end of winter and beginning spring are the best times of the year to get this type of maintenance done because your AC repair company is not going to be very busy. Waiting until the weather gets hotter means everyone else will also be calling for tune-ups and repairs on their AC units, and you may have a harder time getting someone to come out quickly.
Save Money on Cooling Costs
Another reason to consider a tune-up on your air conditioner this spring is your wallet—an AC that is running efficiently will cost less to operate, and that can add up to big savings when the summer temperatures soar. If your AC has to work harder to keep your house cool, it will be running more often, and you will pay more on utility bills than if you have a system that is clean and dependable and can run efficiently. Plus these quick check-ups can help spot potential problems before they become bigger issues, which could save you a lot of money on costly repair jobs. It’s no surprise that about half of all AC owners don’t get regular tune-ups, and about the same number express dissatisfaction with the way their air conditioner runs and how much it costs to operate.
Call today to have a technician inspect, clean, lubricate, and repair any problems with your air conditioner. You might not need to use it for a few months, but you’ll be glad you did when you have an efficient AC this summer.