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You Can Save Money With an AC Tune-Up

Published on: April 25, 2012

When it comes to the energy efficiency of your air conditioning system, an annual tune-up works wonders. For the small cost of an annual tune-up service, you will enjoy consistent indoor comfort, improved indoor air quality and lower monthly utility bills for your home or business. Our ac repair or service technicians offer these tips on how an ac tune-up can save money on your utility costs.

Air Filters
During our ac repair or service visit to your home or business, the first place we start is the air filter. A dirty filter impedes airflow, causing your air conditioning system to work inefficiently at cooling your home or business. Dirty air filters also cause poor indoor air quality and may contribute to costly medical conditions such as allergies and asthma. By replacing the old, dirty air filter in your air conditioner, your air conditioning system will not have to work as hard to keep you cool. We suggest upgrading from a flat air filter to a pleated filter, HEPA filter or electrostatic filter. These filters efficiently remove the tiniest of particles from the air of your home.

Cleaning
Cleaning your air conditioning system’s mechanical parts is an integral part of a tune-up, ac repair or service. Our professional air conditioning service technicians begin by cleaning the coils of the outdoor condenser unit. Dirt and debris from nearby shrubs and trees along with bits of grass from lawn mowing can get into the coils and cause the coils to overheat. We also clean the motor, fan and blower to remove grease, dirt and dust. A complete system cleaning allows the mechanical components to work at their peak level of performance, saving you money on your monthly utilities.

Thermostat
When it comes to an air conditioning tune-up, ac repair or service, the thermostat is often overlooked. An improperly set thermostat could be costing you a significant amount of money. Our professional air conditioning technicians check your thermostat settings to ensure your system is set to run as efficiently as possible. We also take the time to show you how to set a schedule on your programmable thermostat so that you can save money by taking advantage of using less electricity while you are away from home or asleep.

Repairs and Installation
Having your air conditioning system tuned up is less costly than an emergency ac repair or service. However, during your annual spring tune-up, our air conditioning repair technicians may determine that your air conditioning system needs a costly repair or total replacement. Foregoing a necessary repair or replacement does not save you any money in the long run, as air conditioning systems in disrepair must work harder and draw more electricity. Installing a new air conditioning system with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio of at least 14 will pay for itself within a few years of use due to the energy savings.