With the extreme heat we experience regularly here in the Chicagoland area, it is crucial to maintain your air conditioner unit by having an annual A/C Tune-Up.
Why Is An A/C Tune-Up The #1 Strategy?
Air conditioners run constantly, putting stress on all the components of your A/C unit. Without regular system checks or inspections of our A/C units to help spot small issues, before we know it they can turn into an expensive repair, or a failure of the air conditioner altogether, leaving you hot and sticky without A/C until it’s repaired or even replaced.
“Even if your air conditioner appears to be performing as it should, there could be underlying issues that could be costing you money on your electric bill and decreasing the life of your HVAC unit,” says David Ariano.
This is why a regularly scheduled A/C tune-up is so important. During an annual maintenance A/C tune-up, a qualified HVAC technician will check coolant levels, inspect the wiring and other electrical components, clean the condensing coil, check and calibrate temperatures, and check that all the components are safe for operation. At this point, if the technician finds any issues with your air conditioning unit, they will recommend only those maintenance repairs that are needed. Repairing worn-out components early on is the best way to prevent A/C failure during the summer months.
“The last thing you want to do is come home to a house in the middle of July that feels like a sauna at 85-90 degrees because the A/C unit went on the fritz while you were at work,” advises Ariano. “What’s more, one worn-out component can put stress on all the rest of your air conditioner, causing more parts to fail. HVAC maintenance can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in repair costs in the long run.”
Ariano continues, “And now with more Chicagoland homeowners working from home, making sure your A/C unit keeps you cool all summer long is even more important than ever.”
How An A/C Tune-Up Saves You Money
Today’s air conditioners are designed to be quite efficient. This means that they give you more cooling power for every dollar you spend on energy. Even some of the simplest issues, which include motors that get too hot, dirty evaporator coils, or even slightly low refrigerant, can result in a significant loss of efficiency that drives up your utility bills.
Research has found that individuals who have annual air conditioner tune-ups save 56% more than those who do not. In short, scheduling and completing annual maintenance can save you hundreds of dollars on your cooling costs each summer.
Are You Hearing Strange Noises?
Another telltale sign that your air conditioner might need a tune-up is if it’s making different noises. Now some of these are harmless and just part of normal operation, but others can be quite concerning and signify a bigger issue. If you’ve noticed noises coming from the indoor or outdoor part of your air conditioner, it may be time for you to contact a professional for a tune-up.
Is it Time for a New Air Conditioner?
During your AC tune-up maintenance, the technician will also check for signs that the existing equipment needs to be replaced. If your unit is more than 15 years old, requires frequent repairs, makes strange noises, or drives up your utility costs, it may be time for a new one. Your technician can recommend the best AC system for your budget, and you may be able to assist in financing the cost.
“HVAC maintenance is an important part of home-ownership,” says Ariano, “and if our team at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric can help, with our years of experience and training, to ensure that your air conditioner is up to the task of keeping your family cool during these upcoming hot summer months, we’d love to be of service.”
About the Company: Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric is located in Lincolnshire, Illinois and serves the North Shore and Northwest suburbs of the Chicagoland area. It provides services such as plumbing, heating and cooling, flood prevention, electrical work, retrofitting and remodeling, and a variety of commercial services. Ravinia Plumbing provides a 100% money-back guarantee as well as transparent warranties on repairs and new installations. They are a licensed and insured contractor and one of the most trusted providers of HVAC maintenance, including AC tune-ups, in the Chicago area. As proof, the company is a seven-time winner of Carrier Corp’s President’s Award. The company has been in operation and family-owned since 1928.
Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric
575 Bond St Suite A, Lincolnshire, IL 60069