We’ve all called our local AC company when we’re sweating buckets because our system went down, but what about when we’re perfectly comfortable? Even when our air conditioner is running smoothly, it’s always best to have a technician come out for a tune-up at least once a year.
A tune-up is a form of preventative maintenance where an HVAC specialist will inspect your entire air conditioning system to ensure everything is working the way it should. This may include cleaning dirty parts or replacing components that look worn and could cause future issues. Of course, this doesn’t mean your AC will never break down, but it helps minimize the need for repairs.
An AC tune-up is a quick and simple service that can save you a lot of frustration– and money– in the long run. Here are four reasons why scheduling your next tune-up with Star Mechanical can help you stay cooler for longer!
Higher Energy Efficiency
Your energy bill will be noticeably lower when you schedule regular AC tune-ups compared to when you don’t. That’s because a system that isn’t well-maintained has to work a lot harder to maintain the set temperature in your home. As the worn parts in your unit put in overtime to keep your home at a comfortable level, your AC uses more energy than it should.
Lower Repair Costs
Annual maintenance also allows your HVAC specialist to identify areas in need of repairs before your system breaks down. When worn out parts are left untreated, they can cause additional damage to your air conditioner and lead to higher repair costs. Without maintenance to catch problems early, the cost to repair some parts of your AC may even be so high that it ends up being cheaper to replace the entire system. That’s why it’s important to schedule annual professional maintenance.
Maximizes System Life
Most air conditioners are built to last at least 10 years, but without regular maintenance, they can fail much sooner than that. Well-maintained systems on the other hand can last several more years. System replacements can cost a small fortune, so it’s best to get as many years out of your system as you can.
Tune-ups are crucial when it comes to monitoring your system’s health, just like going to the doctor for a checkup helps you maintain your own health. While something small like an unusual hum or buzz might not seem like much at first, it’s worth mentioning to your HVAC technician during a scheduled tune-up to prevent a larger issue that could shorten your system lifespan in the future.
Better Home Air Quality
Your HVAC system is mainly responsible for cooling and heating your home, but it also helps maintain the air quality in your home year-round. Depending on the season, the outdoor air contains contaminants such as dust, pollen and dander. An air conditioner that hasn’t been serviced in a while won’t filter out pollutants like it should, which will hurt your indoor air quality as a result.
If you start to notice that you often have itchy eyes, a runny nose or any other allergy-like symptoms while spending time at home, this may be because of poor home air quality. In addition to scheduling a system tune-up, we also recommend asking about our IAQ solutions!
Call Your Manteca AC Maintenance Specialists!
While we typically recommend an annual tune-up before the peak California heat to ensure your system is ready for the summer, you can schedule a tune-up any time of year. You can also schedule more than one tune-up a year if you think you need it.
Ready to schedule your annual tune-up? Contact Star Mechanical today for all of your professional AC services in the Manteca area!