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Do I Really Need an HVAC Tune-up for Spring?

The mild weather of spring is fast approaching and homeowners have many things to consider. One of them is the HVAC tune-up. If money is tight or your to-do list is long, you may be thinking about skipping the tune-up. It’s easy to ignore your HVAC system when it seems to be working properly. However, it’s best to get your HVAC system professionally serviced anyway. This service is quite affordable, and it can spare you a lot of trouble in the future. Read on to find out what the spring tune-up involves and why it’s so important.

Why an HVAC Tune-Up Is Essential

Like a car or any other piece of equipment that works hard, your HVAC system needs regular maintenance. Heating and cooling systems have several moving parts and they experience lots of wear and tear over time. Eventually, the units will stop operating at their best. If you want to keep all the components of your HVAC system working properly, you need to get that tune-up. Let’s look at some of the benefits.

Problems Will Be Identified Early

When you get a tune-up from a Anderson HVAC professional, all the usual wear and tear issues will be detected. The technician will inspect your system and look for any small problems which could become significant later. If you get these issues fixed before your system breaks down, you’ll save yourself lots of money in the end.

The System Will Perform Better

When you get scheduled HVAC maintenance, your system will perform better and consume less energy. This means you could see lower energy bills. If it’s been some time since your last tune-up, you could see a big difference in costs. Over a season, the savings could cover the cost of your HVAC service.

You Family Will Be Comfortable All Summer Long 

If your HVAC system breaks down, you could find yourself without the cool air you need when the weather warms up. While you may save a bit of money by avoiding a tune-up, you could regret it later. You can’t put a price on your family’s comfort and wellbeing. Furthermore, you’ll want to avoid the financial stress caused by unexpected repairs.

Your HVAC System Will Last Longer

Heating and cooling units that are well-maintained last much longer. HVAC systems are expensive to replace so you should do everything you can to prolong your system’s life. When you neglect your system, its lifespan will be a lot shorter. You could have to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on early HVAC replacements.

What to Expect During Your Next HVAC Tune-Up

When the HVAC contractor comes to your home, they will do a thorough assessment of your system. The tune-up typically includes inspection, cleaning, and service. Some of the things the technician will do include:

  • Replacing your filters. Your air filters should be replaced every one to three months depending on the type you have. This means you should have been changing your filters on a regular basis all along. However, if you haven’t done so, the contractor can install new ones for you. They can also advise you on how to care for your system.
  • Cleaning the drain lines in your AC unit. To ensure that you have even airflow, your air conditioner’s drain lines need to be kept clear. If your drain lines are clogged, this can cause water damage. It’s a good idea to check the drain pan each time you change your filters.
  • Check your refrigerant lines for leaks and shortages. If you don’t have adequate levels of refrigerant, your home won’t be cooled optimally. If your refrigerant is slowly leaking or it just needs to be topped up, the service provider will do this.

The spring tune-up will either give you peace of mind or make you aware of problems that need to be addressed. If the technician discovers small problems, they may be able to fix them on the spot. If there are bigger issues, they will discuss them with you and let you know your options.

Call C&L Services and Schedule an Appointment

Spring and fall are the ideal times to get your HVAC system professionally serviced. When you work with our Anderson heating and cooling professionals, you get high-quality service and excellent workmanship. If you want to ensure all the various components of your system are in good condition ahead of the warmest months, we can help. Contact us today to book your HVAC tune-up and ensure your system is in perfect working order.

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