The summer heat has yet to arrive. The hottest days will be here before you know it. Do you think your air conditioning system will cool as effectively as it did in 2017? Will your first summertime energy bill be more or less as compared to last year? The response to both questions is to have your AC system tuned before the real heat hits.
Even if every part of your air conditioning seems to be running fine, it’s important to have your AC system tuned and checked at least once annually. A once-a-year tune-up can save you money in both the short and long term:
- Avoid emergency repairs by replacing worn parts before they cause expensive damage
- Improve Safety We check and repair worn, frayed or loose wiring, capacitors and contacts that could potentially cause a fire or damage the electronic components of your HVAC
- Extend the Lifespan of Your Air conditioning unit We fix small problems before they emerge as big problems, saving your money and giving your system a longer life.
- Improve Energy Efficiency We clean up your condenser coils, greatly improving their function and saving power.
Our AC Tune-Up and Checkout includes a comprehensive cleaning and assessment of the entire system and its parts. This includes a coolant level inspection, adjusting the thermostat, lubricating moving parts, motor testing with our industry standard equipment, checking fans, and checking and aligning belts.
We provide a detailed report that includes any recommended maintenance or needed repairs to keep your system performing at peak efficiency.
Don’t Forget the Filters
Changing your HVAC filters at regular intervals should be a regular practice in your house. Some require replacement as frequently as monthly, others every other month. If you don’t maintain your filters yourself, our HVAC technician can show you where they’re located and how you can swap them.
We are more than delighted to explain the various sorts of filters available that are compatible with your HVAC system. If you are currently using inexpensive, throwaway fiberglas filters, you just might find better performance and value with these alternatives:
- Electrostatic Filters are reusable, washable filters that save you from the cost of monthly replacement. They work by using a static charge to attract microscopic particles that fiberglass filters don’t catch.
- Pleated Paper Filters contain more filtration material and a slightly different design than fiberglass filters. Their design allows filtration of smaller particles from the air. This type of filter is optimal for homes with people who are more sensitive to allergens (or have asthma). They can make the air conditioner work a little harder to move the air, and can possibly contribute to increased wear and tear.
- Electronic Filters are the most expensive option for your HVAC system, but they are also the most efficient and effective. They create an electric field that attracts airborne particles magnetically. These types of filters are an important part of a robust indoor air quality system.