When the snow finally melts, and the grass begins to peak through a blanket of whiteness, Edmontonians let out a collective sigh of relief as another winter has passed. It’s easy to be optimistic about long days and sunshine, but the warm weather isn’t all Mai Tai’s and flip-flops. As a homeowner, you have a responsibility to make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer. A tune-up from air conditioning contractors shouldn’t be an option, it should be a necessity for these reasons:
Safer To Run
Like many electrical components in the home, an air-conditioner needs to be tuned up to make sure it is safe to run. Air conditioning contractors will come to the home and investigate any corrosion on the wires or loose connections that could eventually spark and cause fires. In addition, A/C units running extremely hot are prone to sparking and fires and a general clean bill of health is recommended moving forward.
Better Air Quality
One of the most important reasons to get an A/C tune-up is to make sure the air being breathed in is as pure as possible. A bad filter or leaks in the ductwork can cause the spewing of allergens and pet dander about the house. A/C contractors seal up these loose ends. Moreover, a poorly functioning air conditioner can cause the formation of mildew and mold, which in turn decreases the quality of the air.
Costs Less To Operate
When air conditioning contractors tune-up the unit, it pays itself off via lower utility bills. Having condensers and other components professionally cleaned and charged allows the air to flow easier and enables the A/C to run more efficiently. Along with some secondary cooling methods like fans and open windows and increased insulating and the air sealing an A/C unit can run extremely efficiently and put less of a burden on your electricity bills. Also of note is that some air conditioning manufacturer warranties demand annual inspections. Having the tune-up could essentially save money by having repairs covered under warranty.
Increases Life Span
Regular maintenance checks mean an efficiently running air conditioner. As a result, the A/C unit will inevitably have a longer lifespan than it would have originally. Furthermore, regular tune-ups allow air conditioning contractors to find potential problems early on, which helps to prevent other parts from overcompensating and malfunctioning as well.
Sound Peace of Mind
A thorough inspection gives that sound peace of mind that a house will be cool even when temperatures creep up into the 30-degree range. When air conditioning contractors find potential problems early, homeowners can avoid surprises to the A/C on hot days when they need the unit most. Air conditioning contractors are qualified tradesman that can keep your system running optimally, which saves you money and creates a safe and comfortable home environment.