Today is Leap Day, February 29, 2012, and the absolutely gorgeous weather outside reminds us that Spring is just around the corner. That means it’s time to plan for your air conditioner and ventilation system tune-up in preparation for the season.
There are a number of steps you can take to reduce the heat level inside the home, such as adding insulation to exterior walls or adding tinting to windows to reduce the amount of direct sunlight that can enter. And, of course, making sure that your air conditioning system is in peak operating condition.
No one wants their AC to go on the fritz in the height of summer, but that’s when problems always seems to happen. The reason for this is simple: an air conditioner works harder as the temperature rises, putting more stress on the compressor, coil, fan, etc., which can cause components to fail just when you need them the most!
The best way in ensure that your air conditioner works properly throughout the summer is to have an HVAC professional perform an inspection and tune-up. We’ll replace dirty air filters, lubricate moving parts as needed, clean the coil, clear debris from around outdoor components, and make sure that all parts are performing correctly.
Even if you regularly change your air filter and keep the unit clean, there are components that can be going bad that only a trained service technician can detect before they fail completely.
And while just about anyone can change an air filter, many home owners don’t. A dirty air filter can cause permanent damage and reduce operating efficiency, which makes the AC works even harder, which puts more stress on it, which… You see where we’re going with this, right?
Preventive maintenance on a heating and/or cooling system is like an annual physical checkup. No one likes to visit the doctor when they’re not sick, but they sure do appreciate it when something wrong is discovered in time to address the problem.
Think of Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning’s service techs as your Ventilation Doctors, trying to prevent “disease” and keep your home as healthy as possible. To schedule your AC Tune-up, visit our website or call us at (317) 639-1111. You’ll be glad you did when the thermometer hits 95o.
In our next post, we will go into more detail about our AC tune-up service, including information about the Thiele “Rewards” Service Program.