How Can a Tune-Up Help Your Air Conditioner During the Summer Months?

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Before you work on filling up the calendar with summer vacations and trips, take a few minutes to schedule time to have your air conditioner examined by a heating and cooling professional. Routine maintenance may not give you a sense of urgency, but regular air conditioner service does more for your air conditioner than you think.

Why do tune-ups help?

  • Minimize need for repairs – Most people realize that the summer months in Heflin are not the greatest time for an air conditioner to stop working. Scheduling air conditioner service helps you be more proactive and our expert technicians can identify any red flags that indicate trouble ahead for your air conditioner.
  • Ensure efficient operations – Not only can tune-ups acknowledge areas of concern, but it also increases the efficiency of your air conditioner. Air conditioners are investments that you should continually check on and maintain to make sure you are maximizing the benefits from your unit.
  • Reduce expenses – You want the optimal performance possible out of your air conditioner. A comfortable home is the main goal, but a properly running air conditioner also helps lower your energy bills and prolongs the life of your system. 

What will a technician do during an air conditioning tune-up?

  • Check the filter status – It’s recommended to change your filters at the very least every three months, so the technician will examine the cleanliness of the filter. By not changing your filters, you force your air conditioner to work harder than necessary and can also reduce the quality of the air in your living space.
  • Check refrigerant charge – Too much and too little are never good things when referring to refrigerant levels. Too little refrigerant can cause added stress on your system and too much will reduce how efficiently your air conditioner cools your home.
  • Check electrical connections – There are lots of moving parts involved in an air conditioner and when any of these parts become loose it increases the chance of sparks or other damage to the electrical components.
  • Clean the coils – Dust and other particles can collect on both your outdoor and indoor coils, which can impair efficiency and raise the amount of energy used.

The experts from Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc in Heflin offer a quality air conditioner tune-up and service, also answering any questions you have about your air conditioner, its performance or your indoor comfort. Give them a call at 256-270-1196 and keep cool this summer.

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