The Importance of Routine A/C Maintenance

Air conditioner tune-up

People sometimes ask us, “Is an air conditioner tune-up really necessary every year?

Our answer is always the same, in capital letters, with an exclamation point: “YES!”

An air conditioning system is a major home comfort investment, and like any investment it needs to be protected. The best way to do that? Have your A/C professionally maintained every year.

Here are four important reasons to give your A/C a little TLC before you start it up for the year:

  • More reliable equipment – About four out of the five air conditioner repairs we see are preventable; proper care will help you avoid inconvenient equipment breakdowns, and the potentially costly A/C repairs that come with them. If you have a medical condition that gets worse in the heat, having a reliable cooling system isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity.
  • Lower bills – A well-maintained air conditioner runs more efficiently, so you’ll save on your utility bills – often enough over the course of a single cooling season to pay for your annual tune-up.
  • Longer system life – Replacing your neglected A/C earlier than you need to can be a drag – and a costly one, at that. Regular maintenance can add years to the life of your air conditioner.
  • Improved air quality – A well-maintained air conditioner helps control humidity in your home, keeping air healthy and helping to prevent mold problems. Running it on high pollen days can help you breathe more easily, too.

When you add it up, routine maintenance is a no-brainer that will pay for itself in a single season. Schedule yours today!

Keep your home air conditioner running better for longer – sign up for a Burt’s A/C Service Plan, which includes a tune-up plus covered repairs, repair discounts, priority service, and more. Beat the pre-Memorial Day rush and schedule your appointment today!