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Why You Should Schedule an A/C Tune-Up

A Black Diamond technician performing an AC tuneup

When was the last time you checked up on your air conditioner? Your air conditioner is a very important home appliance that is essential for staying comfortable during Utah’s hot summers. Often times we don’t perform maintenance on our home appliances until a problem occurs.  By then, what may have started as a small problem can turn into an expensive repair. A little preventative maintenance can go a long way in saving money and extending the life of your air conditioner.

Spring is the ideal time to have your air conditioner tuned-up before the heat sets in, but A/C tune-ups are performed throughout summer to keep up with annual maintenance. A/C manufacturers recommend yearly maintenance (a.k.a a tune-up) to ensure your air conditioner will continue to operate properly and avoid early failure. When you ignore your A/C’s maintenance schedule, you run the risk of having a lower operating efficiency or dealing with problems that may have been prevented with a tune-up.

Save Money

Taking care of your air conditioner can save you money in the long run. Performing regular tune-ups is almost always cheaper than a repair job—and certainly cheaper than a replacement. Though having a tune-up done once in a while can’t always stop your A/C from breaking down, there are many problems that can be prevented by maintenance. Over the years, inspections pay for themselves through improved energy usage, identifying problems that would cause a failure, maintaining their operating life,  and peace of mind.

During a tune-up from the experts at Black Diamond Electric, Plumbing, Heating, and Air, we’ll detect the small problems before they become big problems. We’ll fix them before they become costly repairs.

You may have a warranty covering your air conditioner, but many warranties are voided if you neglect regular maintenance. Regular maintenance includes tune-ups by an HVAC professional, like those at Black Diamond Electric, Plumbing, Heating, and Air.

Get Your A/C to Last Longer

Replacing an air conditioner can cost up to several thousand dollars. In some cases, repairs can cost several hundred dollars. Regular tune-ups lead to fewer repairs and prolonged life for your air conditioner. If you continuously neglect your air conditioners’ maintenance, it will likely give out sooner.

When an A/C unit is constantly needing repairs, it takes its toll. If you want to avoid the cost of replacing your A/C, invest in some regular maintenance.

Increased Efficiency

When an air conditioner receives regular maintenance, its operating efficiency is increased. The opposite is also true, every year that maintenance is skipped, efficiency can waiver. Dust and debris collect in the filter and on the coils. Outdoor condenser coils can even collect grass trimmings and leaves. This build-up hinders airflow, blocks heat transfer, and decreases efficiency.

Getting a tune-up for your air conditioner will ensure that build-up is cleared away, drains are checked for clogs, parts are lubricated, and any adjustments that are needed are done.  A typical tune-up will include checking important parts of the A/C unit such as the motor, blower, coils, drain line, the return, and supply line, operating pressure and temperature, and refrigerant levels. An annual A/C tune-up is a very small investment to prolong the life of your air conditioning system.

To schedule a tune-up for your A/C unit, contact the experts at Black Diamond Electric, Plumbing, Heating, and Air.

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