Routine maintenance is crucial for the efficiency and longevity of your HVAC system. You could end up with problems down the line if you don't do it.
AccuTemp Cooling and Heating knows firsthand the importance of HVAC maintenance. This guide will help you understand the importance of tune-ups and when it is best to schedule them.
Why is Maintenance Important?
It saves money, that's the short answer!
Dust and dirt build up in your air conditioner as it sits in Louisiana all year. Although it may seem harmless, this small debris can build up and cause damage to your air conditioner. This can cause gunk to build up and cause havoc on various parts of the cooling process.
This can lead to expensive repairs and parts breaking down sooner than you expected. This can also reduce the life expectancy for your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), which means you will need to buy a new conditioner sooner than you thought.
So, When is it Time to Get a Tune-up?
Tune-ups should be performed twice per year on your unit. One tune-up per year is sufficient if your system is less than five years old. The best time to schedule an AC tune-up is before spring. The best time to schedule a heater tune-up is before the fall season.
It is best to prepare your system in advance in anticipation of months where it needs to work the hardest. This will help prevent a breakdown and keep your home comfortable.
Regular Tune-ups Have Many Benefits
Tune-ups have many benefits and are worth the investment to maintain your cooling and heating systems. These are just a few of the many benefits that a tune-up can bring to your HVAC system and you:
- System's Life Expectancy Increases
Tune-ups are a way to ensure that your system runs as it should. A unit will last longer if it is regularly maintained and checked. Your system can last for up to 15 years if it is well maintained.
Protecting furnaces and AC units is a good investment. A tune-up can help your furnace and AC systems run like new for many years.
- Reduced Energy Bills
Even the smallest problem can cause an HVAC system to work harder to keep cool or warm air flowing. Your energy bills could rise as a result. HVAC systems that work harder use more energy.
Tune-ups are a great way to fix problems that could otherwise make a unit work harder. Tune-ups optimize the efficiency of your system, so it doesn't consume too much energy to maintain your home's temperature.
- Prevent Major Repairs
Small problems that could have become major problems may be discovered by technicians during tune-ups. These problems can be fixed early to reduce the likelihood of future repairs or replacements.
It will save you money over the long term since sudden breakdowns can be expensive. Routine maintenance is an excellent way to prevent future problems.
- Air Quality Improvement
Unmaintained units are more likely to be dirty. Air filters can get clogged up with dust and pet hair over time. Your entire system will not be only cleaned by an experienced technician, they'll also likely check your air filter. Your system will be able to filter out pet hairs, dust, and other pollutants again.
Maintaining good air quality is particularly important if you or someone in the family suffers from severe asthma. Schedule a tune-up today to protect your family from potentially harmful pollutants.
Signs that Your HVAC Needs a Tune-up
There are many other signs that a system is in need of a tune-up, aside from obvious signs like dirt and high energy bills. If you see any of these signs in your HVAC unit, it is possible to call a technician:
- Weak airflow
- Strange odors
- Temperatures that are inconsistent
- Strange sounds
These signs could indicate a problem with your HVAC unit. These issues can be fixed by routine maintenance to avoid costly repairs or replacements.
Maintaining your system's health is more than just about keeping it running smoothly. There are many other benefits to maintenance. It extends the life of your air conditioner. This means that the 10-15 year lifespan we are referring to could be possible with regular maintenance.
Maintenance also provides better comfort and efficiency. Our maintenance services will improve your system's efficiency and optimize performance. Your home will be more comfortable because it uses less energy. You can get better temperature control for a lower monthly cost by investing in maintenance.
Each HVAC company offers different types of maintenance. Different maintenance plans offer different perks to attract homeowners to join them. We offer many great perks but the most important reason to call our maintenance team is because we are trustworthy and thorough. Because we are some of the most skilled technicians in the industry, we can provide significant improvements to your air conditioner.
Get a Tune-up Today
You still have time to get your HVAC checked. You can't afford to let your system go down. AccuTemp Cooling and Heating can help you optimize your HVAC's performance. Get in touch with us today at (318) 861-2255.