Spring Cleaning Tips: The Benefits of a Home Air Conditioning Tune Up

Posted on July 30, 2020, at 6:00 pm

Did you know that the summer heat in the Northeast has risen by as much as 3.1 degrees since 1970? Maryland itself has become hotter and muggier. Come 2030, experts say that the state will have at least 30 heat danger days — a 20+ day increase from 2008.

In fact, many parts of the state have seen a rise in summer temps of at least 1.4 to 1.9 degrees!

That said, the last thing you want is for your air conditioner to break down in the middle of summer. Otherwise, you’ll be at risk of heat-related disorders, starting with heat exhaustion.

Routine home air conditioning tune up services can help prevent such AC breakdowns.

The question now is, how exactly does an AC tune-up help keep equipment failures at bay? What are the immediate and long-term benefits of routine AC servicing?

We have the answers below, so be sure to stick around!

Maintained System Efficiency

Keep in mind that you run your AC for at least six months every year. This extensive use reduces the lubrication in the movable parts of your system. Moreover, your AC sits unused, gathering dust, during the heating season.

Inadequate lubrication, plus dust and debris build-up, will affect your AC’s cooling performance. For starters, lack of lubrication will literally make it hard for your AC’s gears to turn. The harder these components have to work, the more “friction” they create.

This excessive friction, in turn, can then result in heat build-up within your system. This extra work your AC has to deal with also increases its energy use. At the very least, you’ll feel it in the air in the form of poor cooling power, or worse, not cool air at all.

An air conditioner tune-up can help keep these issues at bay since it involves a whole-system check-up. Part of this process is ensuring that all of your AC’s parts have enough lubrication. The AC technician will also keep an eye out for damaged parts and replace them as needed.

Lower Cooling Bills

Annual AC maintenance — that is, during spring — is one of the best ways to save on summer cooling expenses. One way it can do so is through the thorough cleaning of your entire AC system.

Clogged filters and vents, for starters, will make it harder for your AC to draw in air from the outside. In addition, filthy AC filters are less efficient in filtering contaminants and pollutants. These elements can then settle on your AC’s interior parts, also making it hard for them to do their job.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, but you get the gist. A technician will ensure that all parts of your AC are ready for the long summer. A properly-working AC uses less energy, so that means you’ll have lower energy bills too.

Annual Home Air Conditioning Tune Up Can Save Your Wallet and Your Health

As you can see, home air conditioning tune up services help keep your AC working at its best. You want this not only because AC use accounts for about 12% of your home’s energy bills. You also want to ensure that it doesn’t get too dirty to circulate pollutants within your home.

Besides, yearly professional maintenance can help boost its longevity and service life.

Ready to get your home air conditioner inspected and serviced? Then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at B&B Heating and Cooling!