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Why You Should Tune Up Your Air Conditioner After Summer


After six months of a Georgia summer, your A/C unit has earned some tender loving care for its hard work. A long, hot summer can leave your air conditioner in dire need of maintenance to keep your family healthy during the cooler months ahead. Just as scheduling a pre-summer maintenance check is important, so is caring for your system after a stressful summer. If you want to keep your air conditioner in peak condition, here are five benefits to a post-summer A/C tune-up.

Energy Efficiency

The main goal of A/C maintenance is to ensure that your system doesn’t require more energy to run than it should. Annual preventative maintenance enables your system to run more efficiently, which reduces energy use and saves money.

If you want to cool your home effectively and affordably, then you need to make sure your system is professionally maintained. Otherwise, you won’t get the best performance for your money. A properly maintained air conditioner operates at its most efficient level. Clean cooling coils generate cool air more efficiently, while a dirty air filter can prevent air flow, causing the unit to work harder. The harder your A/C unit has to work, the higher your electricity bills will be. A/C maintenance saves you money by improving the energy efficiency of your air conditioner.

Fewer Breakdowns and Repairs

By scheduling regular maintenance for your air conditioner, including a post-summer tune-up, you can reduce your chances of facing a costly emergency repair in the future. Poor maintenance is a leading cause of air conditioner breakdown and costly repairs. Identifying problems and making repairs before an issue gets worse will keep repair costs at a minimum. During a tune-up, the technician will check your system for damaged or worn parts and inform you of any necessary repairs or replacements.

For example, the compressor is a major part of your A/C system and would be a very costly repair. With heavy use, dirt and film collect on the cleaning coils, causing the compressor to work harder. By having the coils cleaned regularly, you can cut the demand on the compressor and avoid a major repair down the road.

Better Indoor Air Quality

Eliminating dirt and debris buildup helps to improve the quality of your indoor air. As you use your air conditioning system over the summer season, dirt and debris collect inside the unit. During routine maintenance, the technician removes the dirt and debris so that nothing pollutes your indoor air. A clean system and filter means cleaner air for you and your family, with reduced allergens, dust, and other airborne particles.

Prolonged System Life

When you keep up with routine A/C maintenance, you give your system a longer life. Neglecting maintenance leads to breakdowns, which eventually lead to complete system failure. However, regular maintenance will keep your system running well over its entire life cycle. Many professionals report that lack of maintenance is the reason HVAC systems fail before the end of their estimated life cycle. Treat your A/C unit to regular tune-ups, and your system will provide the comfort of cool air for years to come.

Greater Comfort

Preventive A/C maintenance is the best way to make sure you stay cool in every room in your house during warm weather. During a tune-up, your technician will not only make sure that your air conditioner is running smoothly, but also that conditioned air is being properly distributed throughout your home. During those hot, sweaty summer months, the last thing you want is for your air conditioner to fall into ill-repair. Not only is a replacement or repair costly, but it also leaves you warmer than you’d like during fall and the following summer.

Give your family the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home’s A/C unit will not suddenly break down. Don’t neglect the regular maintenance your air conditioner needs. Instead, schedule your post-summer A/C tune-up by calling E. Smith Heating and Air Conditioning today at 678-369-8866 and end next summer’s worries now.

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