The recent changes in the Minneapolis weather is hinting towards a very warm summer. You might have turned on your air conditioner already, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely ready for all of the summer. An air conditioner tune up is recommended once every year. The spring is the recommended time to get the tune up for your air conditioner to get it ready for extended use in the summer, but that’s not the only reason why you should get an air conditioner tune up now.
Fewer Repair Costs
Air conditioner repairs cost a lot at unexpected times. While you can’t predict repairs, you can prevent your air conditioner from breaking in the first place with tune ups. During a tune up, every part of your air conditioner is checked for any signs of breaking down. Each technician knows what to look for to make sure your air conditioner will keep going all year long.
Lower Energy Costs
Energy costs also fall after getting a tune up. Tune ups increase your system’s efficiency by making your air conditioner refreshed and prepared. The amount of energy used to get cool air in your home is often lower when properly taken care of. Efficiency is measured by how much cool air is in your home for the amount of energy it takes to make it. Regular tune ups can find small issues that lower the amount of cool air in your home for the same amount of energy used.
Air Conditioner Lasts Longer
As you use your air conditioner, it will wear down like any machine. Continued use without maintenance can turn any good appliance into garbage. The average air conditioner lasts anywhere from 15 to 20 years if maintained. Without regular maintenance, it might only last 10 years. The longer your air conditioner lasts, the more money you can save for other projects or new appliances.
Safety and Air Quality
Wear and tear on your air conditioner from extended use doesn’t just lower the efficiency and lifespan of your air conditioner, it also makes it less safe and lowers air quality. Tune ups often check for issues that could put your home at risk. Without them, there is a higher chance that you’ll run into issues. If your air filter hasn’t been changed in a while or there is dust trapped in your air ducts, the air quality of your home will be poor. This makes it more difficult for allergy and asthma sufferers. Tune ups will check your filter and air ducts to make sure the air is safe to breathe.
If you have to get a tune up for your air conditioner, we are happy to help! Schedule an appointment to get started, or check out our 21-point checklist to learn more about our tune ups.