Cinci summers can be downright brutal. Do you know what happens to homeowners who wait until it’s hot to turn on their air conditioners? That’s right, they wait for hours, sometimes days, for service because everyone else and their brother just turned theirs on and found out it doesn’t work either. Be smart this season, call us for a tune-up now. Not only will you verify that your AC works fine, you’ll most likely avoid having it break down mid-summer in the middle of a heat wave when everyone else’s AC is breaking. The team at Herrmann has four good reasons to invest in an air conditioner tune-up this season:
Catch Small Problems before They Get Big
One of the most important reasons to get a tune-up is to catch small problems before they become big (expensive) problems. A small problem, like a refrigerant leak, could turn into a major setback when your compressor burns out. The cost of a tune-up and repair is far less than a whole new compressor.
Keep Your AC from Breaking Down
During an AC tune-up, our technicians will inspect it all – electrical connections, motors, fan belts, and all the moving parts. They will lubricate any moving parts and tighten any loose parts. The bottom line is they will make your AC run as efficiently as possible and all this tuning up will make the chances of it breaking down this summer very, very slim. An AC tune-up will keep your system running stronger for longer.
An Efficient System Keeps You More Comfortable
You regularly clean your car and change its oil to keep it from rusting and breaking down. Your air conditioner is no different. Both are mechanical and require maintenance. Your air conditioner works hard, but after time it can slow down and become less efficient. A tune-up will help it run more efficiently, saving you money on cooling bills.
Cut Energy Costs
Tune-ups keep your system efficient, and an efficient system will cut your energy costs. Your air conditioner accounts for nearly half of your energy costs in the warmer months, but an A/C tune-up can help you cut up to a quarter of your costs. Want to save even more? According to the Energy Star website, programmable thermostats can save you up to $180 a year if used properly.