Does an Air Conditioner Tune-Up Really Make a Difference?

High temperatures are already here in the Phoenix, Arizona area, which means you have probably been running your air conditioning unit on full blast. If you were unable to get an air condition tune-up before the heat hit, it’s the perfect time to call your AC service provider and have them perform a tune-up on your system. Don’t wait until your unit fails!AC Filter

An AC tune-up will increase the efficiency of your unit this summer and also help reduce energy bills. Remember that air conditioners are the biggest electricity hogs in any home or office. Springtime is the perfect time for this preventive maintenance as it is usually a slow period for AC contractors so they will most likely be able to schedule your tune-up right away. But if you didn’t plan ahead this year, still don’t wait until there is an issue and try to schedule a tune-up as soon as possible.

A good tune-up helps fight the dirt that builds up and reduces your unit’s efficiency and can trigger resistance within the AC compressor. This causes your system to work harder, increasing unit wear and tear as well as power consumption. The hotter the summer, the more you will run your air conditioning system, so the faster you’ll recoup that tune-up cost and the more money you’ll save on your electric bill.

So, yes, regular AC system tune-ups do make a difference. According to some, annual tune-ups can double the life of your AC unit. Others may think annual tune-ups are overkill, but when you do talk to these people, ask them if they live in Arizona, where the dust levels are high and the AC units run hard for five months straight? 🙂

Better safe than sorry, right?

Call Rainforest Plumbing and Air today to schedule your AC tune-up!