Summer is here at last, and countless homeowners are preparing for the incoming heat wave by calling a professional for a residential air conditioning tune up. Air conditioners use about 5% of all the electricity produced in the United States, at an annual cost of more than $11 billion to homeowners. Even if your system seems to be running adequately, there are a number of reasons to consider investing in HVAC services that will provide a tune up for efficiency. Here are just a few reasons to consider getting your air conditioner serviced for summer.
First, you’ll be glad to know that getting a tune up and making any necessary HVAC system repairs can significantly help to maximize your system’s functionality and keep you cool all summer long. It’ll also drastically reduce the risk of your air conditioner breaking down randomly during the middle of an intense heat wave. You’ll be able to relax in the cool comfort of your home without having to worry about a thing.
Heating and air conditioning your home take a 43% bite from your monthly utility bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That being said, it’s worth it to get a tune up and potentially reduce this percentage. The more efficiently your system works, the less power it requires to keep it running. A properly maintained HVAC system can be a major factor when it comes to reducing your home’s overall energy usage.
Getting your air conditioner tuned up before or during the summer helps maximize its lifespan. Depending on the quality of your system and whether or not it was installed properly, keeping up with maintenance — especially during peak usage season — ensures that your system will last as long as possible before needing a replacement or making any HVAC system repairs.
When it comes down to it, a quick air conditioning tune up is a worthwhile investment that’s easily accessible. Many heating and cooling companies offer low-priced, preventive maintenance service contracts — costing on average between $70 and $100 — in which they’ll clean and service your HVAC unit and replace your air filter. For more information about residential air conditioning maintenance, contact Jones Heating and Air LLC.