Why You Need an AC Tune-Up Before Spring
Spring is here and that means it’s time for an AC tune-up to get your unit prepped for the warmer months. At TDI Air Conditioning, we recommend that you have your AC serviced in spring time so your unit will conquer the heat. Below are some additional reasons to tend to your AC before it's too late.
Control Damage Done During the Winter
Many people don't realize that your AC units withstand harsh weather throughout the winter and many times heat pumps can freeze up or could even be coated in frost in certain weather conditions, luckily this is relatively normal. What is not normal is for the entire interior to be encased in snow and ice.
This type of condition, if left too long, can cause serious damage to the unit. In fact, this issue is much more common than one might think! Imagine, the first warm day of the year and you to turn on your AC and nothing happens; next thing you know you have an HVAC professional telling you that the winter weather has damaged your equipment due to lack of maintenance.
Save Money with Efficiency
One of the fastest ways to rack up a hefty utility bill is by having a HVAC unit covered in dirt and dust. It may sound crazy but something as simple as a routine cleaning each year could save you countless dollars. The reason for this is that when the interior gets coated in dirt and grim the AC works twice as hard to cool your air. Thorough cleaning by an HVAC professional keeps the machine working with minimal energy use and provides better air conditioning in your company or residence.
Prolong the Life of Your HVAC Unit
The number one reason to regularly maintain your AC, especially in the spring, is to avoid having to buy a new unit. If you think about the average price of an HVAC unit to be bought and installed in the US you are looking at anywhere between $3,000 to $5,000 depending on your location. By regularly servicing your AC unit you find the smaller problems before they turn into bigger problems and ultimately prolong the life of your unit.
Now, that is a good enough reason on it's own to regularly maintenance your equipment but why in spring? Well if you do not properly maintain your AC unit you could go days before your new AC is bought and installed. No one wants to bare the summer heat without an AC to come home too.
Spring maintenance to your AC unit may not seem important now but it could save you a lot of money, time, and trouble in the future. The upkeep of your equipment is vital to the efficiency and longevity of your unit. There will never be a better time than now. Don't wait until it is to late. Call an HVAC professional today and get your unit ready for the summer.