If you live in Georgia, then you know what’s coming in just a few short months. The heat will be back, along with the humidity. And when it hits, we all turn to our air conditioners to keep us cool and comfortable. If you haven’t been taking care of your air conditioner though, you could have trouble on your hands. Addison Smith wants to make sure you don’t end up in this situation, so we’ve come up with a few reasons why you might want to get an A/C tune-up before the heat hits. Check out this Spring Checklist to make sure your home is ready for the warmer weather.
Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Efficiently
Your air conditioner works hard to keep you comfortable. It runs constantly during the summer. It collects dust and pollutants before they get into your home, and turns the hot, sticky air into a cool breeze. But without regular maintenance you might start to notice hot and cold spots in your home, along with strange noises. Things like dirty coils and overheated motors could be to blame. If left untreated though, your A/C system will only continue to lose efficiency. A regular tune-up can keep your system working at peak efficiency, and can also help your system last longer! And a more efficient air conditioner also means better air quality inside your home.
Prevent More Breakdowns
Yearly tune-ups can also protect you from costly breakdowns. Every year your air conditioner goes without a tune-up, it can lose up to 5% efficiency. Eventually it will be working so hard it will burn itself out, and you’ll have to buy yourself a new one. To keep your air conditioner healthy check out Addison Smith’s “Worry Free” Maintenance Plan.
Keep More Green In Your Wallet
Regular tune-ups will also save you money in the short and long-term. Tune-ups keep your system running on an even keel, which helps cut energy costs. Your air conditioner works so hard to keep you cool, that it accounts for 50% of your energy costs in the warmer months! That’s no chump change. If it’s running efficiently though, it will take less energy to cool your home, and could save you up to 25% on your energy costs.
Insurance Against Snowballing Problems
Getting a regular tune-up can also increase the likelihood that your A/C technician will catch a small problem before it snowballs into a big one, costing you even more. Would you rather pay the $75 bill to patch a small refrigerant leak found early, or $1,000 or more to buy a new compressor when it burns out because of low refrigerant levels?
For air conditioning maintenance, call Addison Smith Heating & Cooling at 770—832-9006.