The Benefits of Spring Tune-Ups in Elgin IL.
Just like motors, if something hasn’t been in running for several months, and has been out in the elements collecting dust and debris, it probably wont perform at peak efficiency without some maintenance. Spring maintenance will give your air conditioner a head start in preparation for heavy use during the summer months. Protect your A/C from running at lower efficiency breakdowns, by scheduling an air conditioning tune-up and inspection today!
Save Money – Fix Small Problems Before They Turn Into BIG Problems
During tune-ups, our highly trained HVAC technician will perform an inspection to spot and fix little problems. Fixing these malfunctions will almost always be cheaper than a major mechanical repair and a lot less hassle. Nearly half of cooling-related issues can be detected early and fixed during an annual maintenance check. For an air conditioning inspection in Elgin Illinois call us today: 847-847-2192
It’s estimated that your air conditioner’s operating efficiency can decrease by 5% if you skip regular maintenance. That doesn’t mean that your AC will start blowing fire, but it does mean higher operating costs. Over time and even while indoors, debris and dust can collect on the unit’s evaporator coils. On the exterior of your home, condenser coils can collect dirt, leaves, grass clippings, pieces of trash, etc. This build-up can impede airflow and prevent your AC from cooling your home as efficiently as it normally would. The system’s condensate drain needs to be checked for any sign of clogs. A clog can hamper the ability of the system to regulate humidity, one of the primary reasons why we have air conditioners in the first place. In addition, motor parts need to be lubricated to reduce friction, another key component of operational efficiency. Blower components need to be checked, cleaned, and adjusted. Hindered airflow can lead to a loss of up to 15% in efficiency.
Having your AC properly maintained and checked could translate into a cooling cost savings of up to 15%. So, don’t sweat the small stuff; get your AC checked. It will keep your home comfortable and save you money in energy costs and costly repairs. Even if major repairs are covered under a manufacturer’s warranty, continue reading below to learn important information that could pertain to your air conditioner’s warranty.
Avoiding Regular Maintenance May Void Your Warranty
If saving money and avoiding breakdowns aren’t convincing reasons for you to get your air conditioner tuned up annually, this little tidbit may serve as the decisive factor. Warranty certificates from large HVAC manufacturers (including Lennox, Trane, et. al.) are very clear that they will not provide replacement parts if the unit was not regularly maintained by an HVAC professional. Manufacturers are aware that a properly maintained air conditioner will be less likely to need a warranty part to begin with. To check the terms of your own air conditioner manufacturer’s warranty, look for verbiage along the lines of “eligibility requirements” or something similar in the warranty certificate. After spending a rather large sum of money on a new unit, annual tune-ups will help protect your investment.
Saving Green by Being Green
In addition to saving money, you’re also helping the environment by keeping your air conditioner well-maintained. The EPA, EnergyStar and the USDE all urge regular maintenance. The less energy your unit needs to keep your home cool, the less resources will need to be consumed.
Schedule Your Spring Air Conditioner Tune-Up in Elgin Illinois Today!
The decision to get a tune-up is entirely yours. Will your AC breakdown this summer without a tune-up? It’s not a guarantee but having a tune-up will certainly reduce the risk and help avoid costly repairs, in addition to sweltering discomfort. Contact Temperature Masters; your licensed Elgin Illinois HVAC company to schedule an appointment now: