The end of the school year has arrived and, along with it, the intense summer heat. That means now is a great time to do some St. George HVAC maintenance and have your annual air conditioning system tune-up.
You might be thinking that your air conditioning unit is working just fine. Maybe it is. Hopefully, that will continue all summer long. However, it is recommended to get your air conditioner tuned up annually. They work hard to keep you and your family comfortable and sometimes adjustments need to be made to keep them running efficiently. Here are a few reasons why your annual air conditioning tune-up is a great idea. You can also follow this link to find the answers to some of our FAQs.
Reasons For St. George HVAC Maintenance
- If you haven’t turned your air conditioner on yet this year, a pre-summer tune-up will be like giving it a head start. This unit is going to be putting in a lot of hours in the next few months. Let’s make sure it is running at a full 100 percent when that effort begins. If not, you’ll be vulnerable to having an air conditioning unit that operates at low efficiency. Or even has a breakdown.
- A St. George HVAC maintenance program should save you money in the long run. A relatively small cost for a tune-up might be nothing compared to an expensive repair job. That doesn’t mean you will have a breakdown if you don’t opt to have a tune-up. But your chances of avoiding a big expense will drop dramatically. Tune-ups won’t prevent all potential problems with your air conditioner. But, studies have shown that about half of air conditioning problems are preventable with annual St. George HVAC maintenance. When we perform a tune-up, our technicians can identify small issues and get them corrected before they become a bigger problem. This will save you from a large expense and a big hassle in the future.
- Is your air conditioning unit still under its warranty? It may not be if you don’t have maintenance done regularly. Many new air conditioners have a limited warranty from the manufacturer. Certain companies won’t give you replacement parts if the air conditioner has not been maintained by an HVAC specialist. If you don’t know, you should find your warranty certificate and check. This information is usually written in the section that is called “eligibility” or something along those lines.
- You will extend the life of your air conditioner if it is well-maintained. We know that a St. George HVAC maintenance program will mean there are fewer necessary repairs and your air conditioner will last longer. Therefore, failure to have your air conditioner maintained means it won’t last as long. Another benefit of air conditioner maintenance is that it will run more efficiently. This will allow you to keep your home cooler and family more comfortable while expending less energy.
About St. George HVAC Maintenance
Speaking of efficiency — a tune up will increase efficiency which will decrease the energy and cost to cool your home. Studies show that your efficiency can drop about five percent each time you bypass doing an annual tune-up. Why is that?
As time goes by, dust and other unwanted debris will collect on the coils. The coils inside of your home will mostly have dust. The outside coils can get clogged up with dirt, grass, leaves and all sorts of stuff. All of this debris can block the airflow and heat transfer. This is what causes an air conditioner to lose cooling efficiency.
The condensate drain should also be checked. If it gets clogged, then controlling the humidity will be a problem for your system. There is even an outside chance this could lead to water damage in your home.
Some parts of the motor should be lubricated. If there is not enough lubrication, there may be friction in your motor. This also hurts your operating efficiency. Blower components also need to be cleaned and adjusted from time to time. If these things are not taken care of, you could be looking at up to 15 percent less efficiency. So, by completing proper air conditioner maintenance, you can save around 15 percent on your cost for cooling.
Most people don’t think much about their air conditioners until it quits working correctly. So, if you wait until an issue pops up in the middle of the summer heat, it will be the busiest time of the year for our team and you may be waiting for a service call. That’s why we recommend getting a tune up now.
About Alpine Temperature Control
We have decades of experience in installation and St. George HVAC maintenance of air conditioners in and around St. George. We also service, repair, maintain, remodel and install all major makes and models of HVAC equipment. We also provide free remodel and change-out bids in addition to second opinion bids at no cost. Maintaining a heating and/or air conditioning unit can mean money in your pocket. We also offer service agreements to make sure that you don’t need to replace your unit earlier than needed.
The preventative maintenance services offered by an expert can help extend the life of a cooling unit that saves property owners the cost of replacing an air conditioner too soon. For a professional air conditioning repair company, contact Alpine Temperature Control at 435-673-5746.