Summer heat gives air conditioners in Greater Sacramento homes a real workout. Because your cooling system works so hard for so long, it is important to schedule an air conditioner tune-up in the spring.
A preventive maintenance visit from a local HVAC professional will prepare your system for hot weather ahead — and head off expensive breakdowns later.
Your air conditioner has a number of complex components that require routine maintenance to keep the system running efficiently as it keeps your home cool:
- Fan motor
- Blower wheel
- Evaporator coil
- Air filter
- Electrical connections
Neglected air conditioners often end up costing homeowners significantly more than well-maintained systems. That’s because they’re more likely to suffer breakdowns and require pricey repairs. They’re also more likely to waste energy, boosting utility bills unnecessarily.
By scheduling a certified, knowledgeable HVAC technician to thoroughly examine your A/C system’s components, you can keep those extra costs to a minimum. During your air conditioner tune-up, your technician will clean and calibrate your equipment, boosting energy efficiency and extending the life of your expensive equipment.
During an air conditioner tune-up, your technician also has a chance to spot minor problems in your A/C before they become major issues, allowing you to simply replace one small part, for example, rather than an entire fan motor. Something as simple as properly charging your system’s refrigerant — a task that must be performed by a trained and certified professional, according to federal rules — can prevent severe damage to your air conditioner.
Your air conditioner tune-up should be done by a certified air conditioner technician. All Year Heating, Air and Solar has been serving Greater Sacramento Valley since 1969. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
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