How a Pre-Summer AC System Tune-Up Saves Money

Summertime is quickly approaching, and thanks to the hot Florida climate it’s going to tax the limits of your AC system. Doing preventative maintenance on your HVAC system will not only save time and money, it will ensure that you and your family stay cool throughout the summer and prevent possible emergency calls to an AC repair service.

Here’s why you need to get a pre-summer AC system tune-up to save money:

Maximum Efficiency

A tune-up is not simply concerned with fixing bigger issues you may have with your AC but is necessary to iron out the smaller problems that inevitably add up when you use a machine over a long period of time. The tune-up will help take the age off your AC and have it working at full efficiency again. Lack of regular tune-ups means the small problems will keep adding up over time and eventually lead to bigger problems in the future.

Decreased Utility Costs

An AC that is not working at full efficiency can really eat into your utility costs. You might think you’re saving money by not getting a tune-up, but the fact is that money is leaking out of your pocket every month through increased electricity bills.

Preventing Future Problems

Those smaller problems we talked about in the previous points? They will eventually catch up with your AC. The damage that it suffers may not be apparent at once. Your AC may look as though it is functioning normally, but eventually, it will break down. The longer you wait, the worse the damage inflicted on your AC. With a pre-summer tune-up, you can ensure that your AC is well-equipped to fully handle the increased use in the coming months.

Improved Lifespan

Getting regular tune-ups for your AC will allow you to use the machine for far longer than it would normally last. Every fresh tune-up renews the condition of your unit. The AC system tune-up can add tens of years to the lifespan of your AC.

Terms of Warranty

Many of the newer AC companies have added a clause in their warranty agreement which stipulates that the AC undergo regular tune-ups at the hands of a licensed professional. If you ignore this annual tune-up requirement, it can render the terms of the warranty null and void, which means any future repairs for the machine will have to come out of your own pocket.

Expert Advice

Trying to fix your AC on your own can lead to your inflicting even greater damage on the machine. A licensed professional will be able to perform a proper tune up and advise you on taking better care of the machine in the future.

Ball Building Services offers a thorough and detailed pre-summer tune-up and preventative maintenance plan. Included in our maintenance plan are the following:

  • Full cleaning and inspection of each piece of equipment, including coils, cabinets, and blowers.
  • Replacement of belts and filters, where applicable.
  • Lubricate all moving parts, bearings, etc.
  • Clean and clear all drain lines.
  • Check and record all operational data, temperatures, pressures, amperages, safety devices, etc. (This information is recorded on our maintenance sheets and then filed and saved for future comparisons. By tracking this critical data, we can catch early signs of failure and prevent costly, and inconvenient, emergency service calls.)
  • Comparison of this data immediately to manufacture’s specs to verify units are operating at their peak and efficient performance.
  • By entering into a preventative maintenance contract with us, you also receive a discounted labor rate should an emergency call be warranted.
  • Inform the owner of any deficiencies and, if desired, provide copies of all equipment task sheets.

Don’t wait until an emergency forces you to call an HVAC service. Contact Ball Building Services today for your pre-summer AC system tune-up. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’ll stay cool all summer long!