Air Conditioner Tune-Ups & Why They’re Important

It’s more important than ever to have your air conditioning system operating in optimal condition. As specialists in repairing and replacing Carrier® HVAC units, we want to help keep your home’s indoor air clean and free of bacteria and viruses. We can do this by maintaining your home’s air conditioning system.

Why Your Air Conditioner Needs Tune-Ups

Your air conditioning system goes through a lot in a single year. You’ll never know what’s wrong or what can go wrong with your air conditioning unit unless you schedule regular maintenance checks, as well as the occasional tune-up. Doing this ensures that your system will run smoothly for the duration of its usual lifespan–around 10 years–or even longer.

If you somehow neglect or purposely put off maintenance of your heating and air conditioning systems, it won’t be long before you start to see signs of them breaking down prematurely. Even skipping cleaning the dust and dirt off your AC unit’s air filters can affect its efficiency by up to 21%. Each avoidable breakdown means more repair costs that you could have avoided had you properly maintained your air conditioning unit on a regular basis. 

When Should Your Air Conditioner Have a Tune-Up?

Improving the air quality in your home isn’t impossible, even during this time of social distancing and lockdowns. That being said, you should still schedule regular maintenance checks for your air conditioning unit to maintain good indoor air quality. But even if it’s well maintained, your unit may still suddenly stop working as it should, something that you won’t always be able to notice immediately. Here’s what you need to look out for:

  • When you’re using your air conditioning unit, check if the airflow in the vents is strong enough. Try to listen closely for any unusual sounds coming from your unit, and don’t forget to inspect it for any sign of mold growth. In this case, it might be better to have a trusted HVAC technician inspect your unit instead. They can check places that you wouldn’t normally think of checking, so it’s always handy to have them aid with an inspection so that they can give you better options as to what needs to be replaced if they find any kind of issue that needs immediate servicing. 

McMaster Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. is a leading HVAC company employing reliable NATE-certified technicians and contractors. Any job you need done on your unit is a job that we’ll gladly do with the comfort of your home in mind. Give us a call at (949) 481-7995 or fill out our convenient online request form. We serve Lake Forest, Irvine, and nearby areas in CA.

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