A Little TLC Goes a Long Way.
It hits everyone around this time of year that things have accumulated, piled up, been neglected and generally overlooked. The warm weather inspires us to wipe away the cobwebs that formed in the previous months and get our homes ready to fully enjoy during the long summer days.
Clearing out winter and spring growth and grime and de-cluttering your rooms and outdoors so you can enjoy your living spaces just makes you feel good. A lot of homeowners even have their pressure washers out and are cleaning off their concrete and siding. This is also the perfect time to have your home’s cooling system cleaned and serviced.
Think about it. You have not turned your air conditioner on since last year and it has just been sitting there, outside, in all the winter weather and muck. Just sitting there accumulating dirt and dust and parts rusting and getting loose. It seems a little absurd to wash away dirt from your driveway and walkways, but not clean the unit that is blowing air into your home.
No one expects a car that has been sitting for months, unused, to crank right up and run efficiently, but that is exactly what we think should happen every year with our home cooling system.
There is not a single thing in our lives that doesn’t need a little TLC to continue working efficiently. We change the oil in our cars and we clean out the dryer vent so it won’t become a fire hazard.
But… sometimes we overlook maintenance on the very piece of equipment that keeps us the most comfortable in those oh-so-hot summer months. We use it year after year expecting it to work just fine without ever giving it a second thought, let alone the proper tune-up it needs.
The strange thing about that is by not having a yearly tune-up, it is actually costing us more money than the tune-up itself. Why? Because the system has to work harder to keep us cool, costing us more money in energy bills + when it does break down, it could turn into a major expense that a little bit of maintenance could have prevented.
In order to save yourself the hassle of a costly breakdown (and money on energy bills), have a trained, licensed professional service your home cooling system.
Just some of the maintenance that will be performed:
- Cleaning and adjusting the blower motors
- Inspecting belts and thermostats
- Lubricating motors and cleaning out drains
- Resetting system to factory specs to improve efficiency
Did you know that dirt is the #1 cause of system failure for your unit? This is just another reason why it is so important to have your cooling system looked at by a professional every year. Not only will the technician clean out all the dirt, but he will make sure all components of your cooling system are working together the most efficient and effective way.
It is as important to take care of our air conditioners as it is to take care of our cars. Without a little TLC, neither will work as it should. To schedule your TLC tune-up, call or email and we will be happy to assist you.