Are AC Tune Ups Worth It

Are AC Tune Ups Worth It

Its springtime and you keep seeing everywhere how it is time for that annual tune-up or preventative maintenance on your air conditioning system.  When you see one of these you sit there and wonder do I actually need to have this done?


The answer is that though it is highly recommended by all professional HVAC specialists you do not have to have it done, but like most things in life, if you do not there are consequences that you will have to face if you do not have a tune-up.


One of these consequences is that it could void your warranty.  Most, if not all warranties require you to schedule your air conditioner tune-up or preventative maintenance and to do this once a year.


Have you ever had an issue with your AC system during the summer and tried to schedule an appointment with your trusted, local professional only to find out that they cannot come out for a few weeks?


This is because summertime is the busiest time of year for HVAC specialists because there are many people that thought they did not need their preventative maintenance and now are facing either repairing their AC unit or replacing it.


Now how does a preventative maintenance keep your air conditioning unit from breaking down or needing to replace it?  It does basically what its namesake is, it prevents most if not all issues from happening once that Spring, Texas super hot and humid summer arrives.


Once you get your scheduled preventative maintenance, your trusted, local professional will come out and begin.  What your specialist will do is on your outdoor unit they will open it up and give it a nice, good cleaning.  They then check and make sure nothing is broken or leaking and if there is, they will repair it before it causes bigger issues.


From there they will check and make sure that your refrigerant levels are correct and also lubricate everything down so it functions nice and smooth.  Inside your home, they will make sure that your evaporator coils are nice and clean as well as that it is draining as it should and is not being blocked or any mold growing.


The final steps are making sure that your thermostat is working properly, that your air filter is clean and there is no buildup, and make sure that all your vents and registers are blowing air.


All of these steps are important to make sure that your air conditioner works properly through the summer so that you and your family are nice and cool.  This also helps make sure that your system is working as efficiently as promised, helping your save money not only on your electric bill but also for not needing any repairs or even replacing your air conditioning unit.


To go along with your preventative maintenance is something that you yourself can do.  Making sure to change your air filter regularly, doing this will make sure that the airflows through your system and preventing any dirt, debris, and dust from getting into the system and causing issues.  Making sure that all your registers and vents are not blocked by furniture or drapes as well as your outside unit isn’t being blocked by any debris.  And finally making sure that your thermostat has a fully charged battery.


Make sure to schedule your tune-up today to make sure your air conditioning system is functioning correctly and prevent an AC meltdown in the middle of Houston, Texas’ hot summers!  Contact us today.


Autumn Mechanical
18812 Tomato St.
Spring, TX 77379
(713) 864-8368
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