When the summer heat is at its peak, you depend on your home’s A/C to keep you cool and comfortable. That’s why it’s important to schedule an A/C tune-up each spring with Ernst Heating & Cooling of Hamel, IL. You may wonder if these annual visits bring value to your home and HVAC unit. The answer is a resounding yes, and we’ll tell you why.
What happens during an A/C tune-up?
Your HVAC unit is made of several moving parts, designed to work together to usher in the cool air you crave. Each part plays a specific role, and if one part becomes worn out or broken, it can create a domino effect in the entire unit, which can sometimes lead to expensive fixes. When you schedule an Ernst Heating & Cooling A/C tune-up, you’re signing up for the following services:
Air filter check – Sure, that’s a DIY task for many homeowners, but it’s also a chore that sometimes gets overlooked. Your air filter is the first line of defense against the pollen and dirt that wants to come inside and ruin your HVAC system and your family’s sinuses. Our HVAC technicians will assess your filter and let you know if you should consider a different one or continue with your current replacement schedule.
Assess refrigerant pressures – Your system uses refrigerant to absorb the heat and humidity in your home and replace it with cool air. If there’s a leak somewhere, we’ll spot it and fix it.
Condensate line check – When warm air passes through your A/C unit’s cold evaporator coils, it can form condensation. This moisture needs to be drained out of the system. Otherwise, it can lead to mildew, mold and corrosion.
Review the electrical parts – Your home’s A/C unit relies on electrical components to make it work. If something is starting to wear down, the system may not be as energy efficient, leading to big hikes in your energy bill.
The benefits of an A/C tune-up
When you rely on Ernst Heating & Cooling, you get peace of mind from knowing you’re partnering with the best HVAC technicians in the business. While an A/C tune-up carries an upfront cost, you can recoup the value through the many benefits:
You may save money in the long run – An annual A/C tune-up gives your technician a chance to catch a problem while it is still an easy fix. Don’t wait for a breakdown – be proactive in taking care of your home’s A/C unit.
Your A/C unit will enjoy better energy efficiency – When you’re paying for energy, you want to make sure you’re using it wisely and efficiently. Sometimes as simple as a dirty part or a loose electrical connection can compromise your unit’s efficiency.
You’ll feel cooler – Think about how you feel when you’re working in the yard on a hot Saturday and you come inside for a break and a cold drink. That burst of cool air isn’t something you want to take for granted, so make sure your HVAC system is operating at its highest capacity.
Fewer repairs – Of course, there are no guarantees, but in our experience, annual tune-ups reduce the rate of repairs and may even extend the life of your system.
Honoring your warranty – Your HVAC unit comes with a warranty that usually covers some parts and labor. However, many warranties also need proof that the homeowner followed a regular maintenance plan. If you’re skipping your annual tune-up, you also may be nullifying the warranty. We hope you never need to rely on your system’s warranty, but if you do, we want you to be able to enjoy the benefits.
It’s not too late to schedule your spring A/C tune-up. Reach out to Ernst Heating & Cooling now at 618.217.1836 or schedule an appointment online and make sure your home’s A/C is getting the care it deserves. Are you the type of person who tends to forget these important appointments? Consider signing up with the Ernst Comfort Plan, which includes two precision tune-ups each year and a discount on repairs. We even offer priority scheduling! You deserve a comfortable home. Get it with Ernst Heating & Cooling.