Call it what you will: a tune-up, an annual check-up or a pre-season clean-up, but it all adds up to one thing: maintenance. And if you are like so many other homeowners who engage in spring cleaning at this time of year, it’s important to include your air conditioner. This doesn’t mean you should do maintenance on your own, however. To truly gain the benefits maintenance has to offer, it’s important to hire an expert to perform your spring tune-up. This is where the pros at DuAll Heating & Cooling come in: we’re here to help with all of your air conditioning needs, and spring is the perfect time of year for us to help you get ready for summer!
Why Is Maintenance Necessary?
- Think of your car: when you don’t bring it in for annual tune-up, it starts to sputter, seems slower when accelerating and just isn’t working as well as it used to; the same goes for your air conditioner. When your air conditioning system is expected to work the same year after year, but carries with it the dirt, dust, wear and tear of past seasons, it gets very hard for the system to achieve the cooling and comfort you want. Annual maintenance takes care of this because cleaning, adjusting and lubricating the various components is a standard part of the appointment.
- Another reason it’s important to schedule maintenance before the summer is energy efficiency. When you installed your air conditioner, it operated at the efficiency level dictated by the manufacturer. But without maintenance, your system can lose up to 5% of its energy efficiency each year, which adds up quickly for both your system and your monthly utility bills.
We are such proponents of maintenance that we’ve created our own DuAll Heating & Cooling maintenance savings plan. It’s recommended that you schedule your air conditioning system for maintenance every 12 months (every 6 months for heat pumps) – has it been longer than that since your last maintenance appointment in Bolingbrook, IL? Then give us a call today!