Is it worth it to get a professional tune-up for your HVAC system? Absolutely! Not only does a tune-up help your system run more efficiently, but you also save money in the long run by not having to repair or replace your system before its time.
Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t pay attention to their HVAC systems until they stop working. If that’s the case with your own HVAC system, don’t worry. Ambient Edge can help. Give us a call at (888) 240-8283 today and we’ll set your system right.
The Steps Involved in a Tune-Up
An HVAC tune-up consists of three basic steps, no matter who is doing the work: the inspection, a cleaning, and service that may include repairs detected during the inspection phase. When you call to have your HVAC system professionally tuned up, here are some of the services you can expect a licensed, experienced technician to perform while they are at your home.
The inspection is typically the first part of the process when a technician performs an HVAC tune-up. If you’d like, you can space out the tune-ups of your furnace and air conditioner, or you can have the technician perform both in the same visit, since they’re at your house anyway. Either way, the technician will at least perform an inspection of both systems to get an idea of how they’re doing.
The technician will observe both the furnace and the AC for any signs of wear and tear from normal use. They will also check the refrigerant in the air conditioner, as one of the first problems homeowners experience at the start of the new season is low refrigerant. The technician also will look at the furnace’s motor and compressor, in addition to its other parts, to ensure all is running as it should.
The next step in the tune-up process involves cleaning of both the furnace and the air conditioner. Again, you don’t have to do both at once if you don’t want to. Even if you are on top of your air filters in both (as you should be), the technician will still perform a more thorough cleaning to dislodge anything that might have gotten through.
The service part of the tune-up concerns any potential problems the technician may have spotted during the inspection process. This includes everything from replacing a worn-out part that may not be causing problems now but may lead to bigger problems later, to repairing any leaks that may be present that could cause your AC to suffer a low refrigerant level.
Additional Steps Involved in the Tune-Up Process
To delve a little deeper into this three-step process, here are some of the more nuanced services the technician may perform during the tune-up of your HVAC system:
- Cleaning the AC’s condenser coils
- Inspecting your ductwork
- Checking the condition of the blower’s motor and belt
- Tightening your electrical connections and checking for exposed wiring
- Calibrating, leveling, and testing your thermostat
- Lubricating parts to eliminate potential friction
Benefits of an HVAC Tune-Up
An HVAC tune-up is beneficial to your system and your wallet. For one thing, after a tune-up, you never have to worry about being without your air conditioner on a hot summer day. In fact, you can feel confident knowing your system is prepped and ready to take on even the hottest of days – days that could otherwise encourage a breakdown if it wasn’t prepared for the extra work. No more unexpected breakdowns here!
Your average AC tune-up takes about an hour to perform. One hour is certainly worth it for the increased efficiency your machine will experience. And the more efficient your air conditioner runs, the more energy (and money) you save in the long run. Plus, you can avoid those otherwise costly repairs and emergency service fees you might otherwise have to incur if your AC fails on the absolute hottest of days.
Plus, as long as you keep up with your yearly tune-ups, you never have to worry about your HVAC system expiring before the date supplied by your manufacturer. You should be able to enjoy at least 10 good years with your HVAC system, and you’re more likely to extend its lifespan to the max with regularly scheduled maintenance.
Interested in an HVAC Tune-Up? Call Ambient Edge Today!
A tune-up is one of the smartest things you can do for your HVAC system. Not only do you get confirmation that your system is in tip-top shape and ready for the rough weather ahead, but you also save yourself money and headaches in the long run. The more efficient your system runs, the better it is for the environment and your budget.
Don’t wait. Give our licensed technicians at Ambient Edge a call at (888) 240-8283 or send us a message on our website to schedule your tune-up and get your system ready to take on even the hottest of summer days!