Why You Shouldn’t Skip Spring AC Maintenance

Residents of Austin, Texas, and nearby communities rely on their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to stay comfortable throughout the year. You do not want your air conditioner to stop working on a hot, humid summer day. Preventive AC maintenance is an inexpensive, simple way to keep your system in good working order.

Seasonal maintenance by a licensed HVAC professional tunes up the HVAC system twice a year: in the spring before turning on the air conditioner for the first time before the cooling season and in the fall before turning on the heating system before first use for the cold months.

There are several reasons why you should not skip spring maintenance.

Optimize Performance

With months of disuse, your air conditioner may be dusty or dirty. Parts may be worn out after working hard during a long cooling season. During a tune-up, HVAC technicians inspect, clean and calibrate each component. Systems work synergistically. If one part is damaged, it can affect the efficiency of other components. When efficiency drops, comfort is compromised and the system uses more energy to produce conditioned air. Eventually, the system may stop working.

Reduce Energy Usage

When systems are not well-maintained, energy efficiency drops. Keeping filters clean can lower the energy required to run the system by as much as 15%. Keeping coils clean is important for heat transfer, an integral part of the refrigeration cycle. Dirty coils affect airflow and make the system work harder. The system may run longer to cool your home or business, which uses more energy. In contrast, well-maintained equipment uses less energy to operate. You stay comfortable and save energy, which saves money.

Keep Warranties Valid

Major manufacturers require proof of maintenance to keep warranties valid. Del’s Heating & Air Conditioning provides maintenance services for residential and light commercial customers. We offer an annual maintenance plan that includes two tune-ups each year.

Your comfort is our business. Contact us to find out more about the benefits of seasonal maintenance for heat pumps, air conditioners and furnaces.

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