It’s spring! Flowers should soon start poking their heads up out of the ground. Trees will burst into happy shades of green. The weight of winter is lifting, and with it will come warmer temperatures, which means soon AC units will start springing to life, too.

 

Before you turn yours on, it’s a good idea to get a spring air conditioning tuneup. Your unit is a sophisticated piece of machinery, and it’s been sitting, dormant for months. In order for it to perform at peak efficiency, it’s necessary to get it cleaned up and properly tuned each year. Here, HVAC experts at Summit Heating and AC explains why.

 

It Ran All Last Season Accumulating Dust and Dirt

 

Getting your AC system tuned up should be a part of your spring-cleaning regimen. Just like the interior and exterior of your house accumulates dirt and dust throughout the year, so does your AC system, particularly since part of its job is to clean the air in your home of dust and dirt.

 

All of that accumulated grime cuts down on efficiency. For every year you don’t perform a general cleaning of and maintenance on your AC unit you lose 5% efficiency. That means in five years if you don’t get a tune-up your AC system would be running at 75% efficiency, which is hard on the unit, reduces its lifespan, and costs you money.

 

A Spring Tune-Up Can Catch Problems Early

 

During a tune-up, the technician inspects all of your AC system’s major components, looking for wear and signs of imminent failure. If they find something, they can fix it before the system is running, and before the failure can lead to much bigger, more costly problems.

 

It’s far better to catch a problem in the spring when your system isn’t running and isn’t needed then has it fail sometime during the hottest part of the summer. Right now, you can schedule your tune-up at your convenience. If you wait until it fails, you’ll be forced to wait, sweltering in the heat, until a technician is free to fix the problem.

 

Regular Maintenance Keeps Your System Running Longer

 

Most AC units are rated with a useful life of 15 to 20 years. But this figure assumes regular maintenance. Without it, the useful life of your unit is dramatically reduced, coming in closer to 10 to 15 years.

 

This makes the nominal cost of an annual spring tune-up a money-saving decision. It’s far less expensive to perform a yearly cleaning and inspection than find you need to replace your entire AC system five years early.

 

 

It May Be Required for Your Warranty

 

Some manufacturers offer very generous warranties with extended coverage periods that last for years. But these warranties may require annual maintenance to remain in effect.

 

This is because the manufacturers recognize the value in regular maintenance. They know the units are far less likely to fail catastrophically when they receive a regular AC system tune-up. They know that requiring an annual tune-up as part of their warranty will save them money in the long run.

 

That’s a lesson we should all take. If the manufacturers themselves understand how valuable a spring tune-up can be, then we should certainly take them seriously.

 

If your warranty is dependent on regular maintenance, you should schedule your spring tune-up as soon as possible. Your warranty is excellent protection against unexpected repair costs. You don’t want to let that coverage lapse.

 

Call an Expert

 

An air conditioning tune up in Denver doesn’t cost very much, and it has the potential to save you a lot of money in the long run. Reach out to skilled technicians who will give your entire system a thorough cleaning and inspection.

 

Don’t delay. You don’t want to put it off and find yourself in the summer heat with a non-functional AC system.

Published by Sarthak Sharma