Now that we’re well into summer here in the Shenandoah Valley, homeowners in the area are feeling some extra appreciation for their air conditioning systems. Are you giving your AC system the care it needs to continue running smoothly, or is there a chance it could break down before cool fall temperatures arrive?
Don’t leave your home comfort up to chance this summer. Here’s what you need to know about residential AC maintenance.
Why Air Conditioning Maintenance Matters
Did you know that an unmaintained air conditioner can raise your utility bills by as much as 40%? Preventative maintenance for your air conditioner is a lot like car maintenance; a little goes a long way in keeping things running efficiently and smooth. Without regular AC tune-ups, you can expect things like higher utility bills, emergency repairs, and unexpected breakdowns. That’s more money you’re spending to keep your AC system running!
In other words, air conditioning maintenance helps save you money in the long run and gives you peace of mind concerning your air conditioning system.
An AC Tune-up: What You Can Expect
As heating and cooling specialists, we recommend scheduling an air conditioning tune-up once a year. That means if you haven’t had your cooling system serviced this year, it’s time to schedule a tune-up!
During your AC tune-up, your HVAC expert from Excel will make adjustments to keep your air conditioner running safely, smoothly, and efficiently. This includes tightening electrical connections, cleaning and adjusting blower components, cleaning the evaporator and condenser coils, and checking the thermostat settings.
With regular AC tune-ups, you can expect benefits like:
Longer lasting air conditioning equipment
Greater AC unit efficiency
Lower cooling bills
Reduced risk of a costly emergency repair
Fewer unexpected breakdowns
Greater indoor comfort all summer
Get More from Your AC System with a Maintenance Plan
Whether you have a central air conditioner or a mini split system installed in your Virginia home, scheduling regular maintenance for your system is essential. A maintenance plan makes cooling maintenance simple with regular scheduled tune-ups — so you never have to remember to schedule another service visit. Plus, your air conditioner will last not only through this summer but also through more summers to come!