An annual AC tune-up can help reduce your long-term costs associated with your Jupiter, FL AC system. According to the Department of Energy, a tune-up should include coil condenser cleaning, leak detection and other tasks. Some examples are evaluation of electrical parts, tightening of loose components, evaluation of the blower motor and belt and calibration of the thermostat. A trained HVAC technician should perform these tasks. Here are a few examples of how a seasonal tune-up saves money.
Reduces Energy Consumption
An important purpose of a tune-up is optimizing your system’s energy efficiency. If it is developing operational problems, some of those issues can cause the system to work harder and consume more energy. According to the Department of Energy, you can save up to 30% on cooling costs with a system that is optimized for energy efficiency.
Decreases Repair Needs
The long-term expense of having an air conditioner can be high without regular tune-ups. If you neglect a small problem, it may get worse, damage the system and eventually cause it to stop working. Major repairs and replacements are costly. To make matters worse, neglected air conditioners often stop working on the hottest days, and the lifespan is usually shortened.
Protects Your Warranty
This applies if your unit is still under warranty. Manufacturers often require ongoing preventive maintenance to keep a warranty valid. If you neglect having tune-ups completed and something happens that could have been prevented, the manufacturer may not cover the needed AC repairs. Regular tune-ups are much less expensive than repairs or replacing a unit prematurely.
To protect the validity of your warranty, it is also important to have a qualified technician perform the AC tune-up. Whether you need a new installation or AC repairs, it is wise to work with a qualified and established company. If you would like to learn more about air conditioner tune-ups and maintenance or schedule a service appontment, please feel free to call us.