The Importance of Getting an A/C Tune Up

The Importance of Getting an A/C Tune UpScheduling your air conditioner’s spring maintenance before the season officially arrives may seem like jumping the gun, but you know how warm it can be in Corpus Christi, even during the winter months. These days we never know when those 80-degree highs are going to pop up, so it’s not a bad idea to get your spring A/C tune up soon, before you’re running your system continuously. 

Here are some things to think about when you call to schedule your maintenance.

Why Get an A/C Tune Up?

1. An A/C tune up can help find little problems before they turn into expensive repairs. For instance, an HVAC tech might find that your capacitor is wearing out. These parts, which generally cost less than $100 to replace, are crucial for the smooth, efficient operation of your HVAC system. You don’t want to wait until a capacitor fails before you replace one. A worn-out capacitor can lead to compressor failure — which is a huge expense. 

2. A/C tune ups help your system run more efficiently. Your A/C has manyf parts. An HVAC tech will run tests to ensure these parts are performing at peak, so that you get the maximum efficiency your A/C was designed to provide. For instance, even a simple task such as changing the filter or cleaning the coils can ensure better performance from your unit, so that it’s not struggling to cool your home. When an A/C runs efficiently, you’ll save money on utility bills. Plus, your A/C won’t have to work as hard to cool, so there’s not as much wear and tear on parts.

3. A tune up boosts comfort levels in your home. Do you sometimes feel your home has hot spots, or perhaps your A/C doesn’t cool as well as it should? An HVAC tech can help pinpoint the reasons the unit is not cooling to capacity, and can make recommendations for improving performance. For example, there might be air leaks in the house or duct system; a tune-up can help address these issues.

For more on the benefits of a spring A/C tune up, contact CCAC of Corpus Christi. 

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about your HVAC system, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 361-678-2495.  

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