AN AC TUNE-UP WILL SAVE TIME IN THE SUMMER
After an entire winter of laying completely dormant, too many building owners turn on their AC on the first hot day of summer without a tune-up. Many times this will work without a problem, but many other times the AC needed some repairs, cleaning, or new parts after winter and now it won’t run properly. Not only won’t it run, but trying to run it when it needed to be repaired can compound any issues that were there before. Let’s look a little deeper and why an AC tune-up is so important.
New Components Needed
This could be something as simple as replacing the filter, or as complicated as replacing the fan or a motor inside. Depending on your level of expertise, most new components will need to be installed by a professional. Calling someone in to service your machine is pretty fast and easy when compared to trying to salvage an AC unit that ran improperly for two months.
No Cold Air?
Many AC units have very small Freon leaks that go undetected for years. These generally grow over time, and drain your AC unit of Freon over the winter. This isn’t a major problem, just call a repairman and get it recharged. However, if you run your unit with no Freon for too long, you’ll seize up the fan, burn up the motor, and a $300 recharge turns into a $5,000 total unit replacement. Don’t get stuck replacing your unit because you didn’t call out someone to give you an AC tune-up.
Having a professional give you an AC tune-up before you ever turn it on in the summer is wise preventative maintenance. It will cost you $300-$400 a year to have this inspection/tune-up performed, but it will certainly save you money in the long run. Keeping your building cool and comfortable, while saving money on AC unit maintenance, is a great choice.