How Can a Tune-Up Help Your Air Conditioner During the Summer Months?06/18/2015Before you start filling up the calendar with summer vacations and trips, take a few minutes to schedule time to have your air conditioner looked at by a heating and cooling professional. Routine maintenance may not give you a sense of urgency, but regular air conditioner service does more for your air conditioner than you think. Why do tune-ups help? Minimize need for repairs – Most people realize that the summer months in Humble are not the best time for an air conditioner to give out. Scheduling air conditioner service will help you be more proactive and our expert technicians can check for any red flags that suggest trouble ahead for your air conditioner. Ensure efficient operations – Not only can tune-ups pinpoint areas of concern, but it also keeps your air conditioner running as efficiently as possible. Air conditioners are investments that you need to continually check on and maintain to make sure you are maximizing the benefits from your unit. Reduce expenses – You want the best performance possible out of your air conditioner. A comfortable home is the main priority, but a properly running air conditioner also helps lower your energy bills and prolongs the life of your system. What will a technician do during an air conditioning tune-up? Check the filter status – It’s recommended to change your filters at a minimum every three months, so the technician will examine the cleanliness of your filter. By not changing your filters, you force your air conditioner to work harder and can also reduce the quality of the air in your home. Check refrigerant charge – Too much and too little are not good things when it comes to refrigerant levels. Too little refrigerant can cause additional stress on your system and too much will reduce how efficiently your air conditioner cools your home. Check electrical connections – There are lots of moving parts within in an air conditioner and when any of these parts become loose it increases the chance of sparks or other damage to the electrical components. Clean the coils – Dust and other particles can accumulate on both your outdoor and indoor coils, which can harm efficiency and cause more energy to be expended. The experts from Arrings A/C & Heating in Humble can provide a quality air conditioner tune-up and service, also answering any questions you have about your air conditioner, its performance or your overall home comfort. Give them a call at 281-713-8304 or schedule an appointment online and stay comfortable this summer.