Get Ready for Spring with an AC Tune-Up

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As the days get longer and the weather starts to warm up, it’s time to prepare for the arrival of spring! One very important task on your to-do list should be scheduling an AC tune-up for your home. While it might not seem important or be the most exciting chore, getting your air conditioner tuned up can save you a lot of hassle and money down the road. 

Dive in with Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing to learn more about why an AC tune-up is essential and how you can make sure your cooling system is ready to keep you comfortable all spring and summer long.

What Is an AC Tune-up?

Before we get into the nuts and bolts of an AC tune-up, let’s talk about what we mean by an AC tune-up. Think of it like a check-up for your air conditioner. Just like annual visits to the doctor are important to maintain your good health and stay in tip-top shape, your AC needs a tune-up to ensure it’s running efficiently and effectively. During the tune-up, a Brackett professional HVAC technician will inspect, clean, and adjust various components of your air conditioning system to ensure optimal performance.

But My AC Seems Fine!

Now, you might be wondering why bother with an AC tune-up when your air conditioner seems to be working just fine? Well, here’s the thing: even if your AC appears to be running smoothly, there could be underlying issues that you’re not aware of. For example, dirt, dust, and debris can accumulate inside your air conditioner over time, causing it to work harder to cool your home. This not only puts unnecessary strain on your AC but also increases your energy bills. By scheduling regular maintenance with Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing, you can catch these problems, and more, early on and prevent costly repairs down the line.

So, What Tasks Are Included with a Tune-up?

Here’s a breakdown of some common tasks that are typically included with an AC tune-up:

1. Cleaning or replacing air filters: Dirty air filters can restrict airflow, causing rooms to feel warm and maybe even stuffy. Not only that, air filters clogged with dirt or dust will reduce the efficiency of your AC. During a tune-up, a Brackett technician will inspect the filters and either clean or replace them as needed.

2. Checking refrigerant levels: Low refrigerant levels can indicate a leak in your system, which can lead to decreased cooling performance. The technician will check the refrigerant levels and recharge the system if necessary.

3. Inspecting and lubricating moving parts: Friction between moving parts can cause wear and tear on your air conditioner. Lubricating these parts can help reduce friction and extend the lifespan of your system. During a Brackett’s Comfort Club Maintenance tune-up, you can be assured the components of your AC unit will be inspected and lubricated every time.

4. Testing thermostat calibration: A thermostat that is not calibrated correctly can lead to temperature fluctuations and uneven cooling. The technician will ensure that your thermostat is calibrated accurately for optimal comfort.

5. Inspecting electrical connections: Loose or damaged electrical connections can pose a fire hazard and cause your AC to malfunction. The technician will inspect and tighten any loose connections to ensure safe operation. 

The Benefits of AC Maintenance

By investing in an AC tune-up before the start of the spring season, you can enjoy several benefits:

1. Improved energy efficiency: A well-maintained air conditioner operates more efficiently, which can lead to lower energy bills. Lower bills means more money to spend on fun things around Evansville!

2. Enhanced comfort: A properly tuned-up AC can cool your home more effectively, ensuring you stay comfortable even on the hottest days. No more suffering through a muggy Indiana day!

3. Extended lifespan: Regular maintenance can help prolong the lifespan of your air conditioner, saving you money on costly repairs or premature replacements in the long run.

4. Peace of mind: Knowing that your air conditioner has been thoroughly inspected and serviced gives you peace of mind that it will keep your home cool and comfortable all season long.

How Often Is an AC Tune-up Needed?

Now that you know more about what an AC tune-up is, what it involves, and some of the benefits, you may be wondering how often you need to schedule AC maintenance. HVAC industry experts recommended having your air conditioner serviced at least once a year, preferably before the start of the cooling season. Spring is the perfect time to schedule your tune-up with Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing, as it allows you to address any issues before the summer heat kicks in and they become major problems.

In conclusion, don’t overlook the importance of an AC tune-up as you prepare for spring. By investing in regular maintenance, you can ensure that your air conditioner operates efficiently, effectively, and reliably throughout the warmer months. 

So, go ahead and schedule your AC tune-up today. Contact a courteous Brackett team member and learn more about becoming a Brackett Comfort Club member. You’ll thank yourself later when you’re enjoying a cool and comfortable home while the temperatures soar outside!