Charleston, South Carolina’s long, humid summers mean that you rely on your air conditioning system to provide relief and comfort for your home. Now is the right time to make sure that your air conditioning system is ready to cool and dehumidify your home. Here are the top three benefits of scheduling a spring air conditioning tune-up for your central air conditioning system.
Lower Energy Bills
A spring AC tune-up could lower your home’s cooling costs by as much as 30 percent, explains the Indoor Air Quality Association. Over the course of the long summer in Charleston, the cost of a tune-up more than pays for itself. Clean and well-lubricated air conditioners operate at their peak level of energy efficiency. The properly-sealed air ducts don’t waste any of the cooled air.
Better Indoor Air Quality
Air conditioning maintenance also improves your home’s indoor air quality. Part of the maintenance visit involves cleaning reusable air filters or replacing disposable air filters. The air filter captures dust, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens. When the air filter’s pores are full, it can’t capture those particles. A clean air filter removes these contaminants from your home’s air, making it healthier and cleaner.
Minimize Breakdowns and Extend Lifespan
Preventive AC maintenance reduces the risk of a system breakdown. During the maintenance visit, our technician checks all of the electrical and mechanical components. The coils, fins, and condensate drain are cleaned of dust and debris. The motor and fan are lubricated. The technician also performs an airflow test. These actions identify possible problems, giving us time to fix them and prevent a system malfunction. Keeping up with AC tune-ups also extends your cooling system’s lifespan. You won’t have to worry about disruptions to your comfort this summer when you schedule a maintenance visit.
To learn more about air conditioning maintenance and how it can benefit your home, check out One Call Heating and Air’s AC tune-up services, or call us for more information.