How Can a Tune-Up Help Your Air Conditioner During the Summer Months?06/18/2015Before you begin filling up the calendar with summer vacations and trips, be sure to schedule time to have your air conditioner examined by a heating and cooling professional. Routine maintenance may not give you a sense of urgency, but regular air conditioner service does more for your air conditioner than you think. Why do tune-ups help? Minimize need for repairs – Most people realize that the summer months in Albuquerque are not the ideal time for an air conditioner to give out. Scheduling air conditioner service helps you be more proactive and our expert technicians can check for any red flags that indicate trouble ahead for your air conditioner. Ensure efficient operations – Not only can tune-ups pinpoint areas of concern, but it also keeps your air conditioner running as efficiently as possible. Air conditioners are investments that you should continually check on and maintain to make sure you are receiving the optimal benefits from your unit. Reduce expenses – You want the greatest performance possible out of your air conditioner. A comfortable home is the main priority, but a properly running air conditioner also helps lower your energy bills and adds years to the life of your system. What will a technician do during an air conditioning tune-up? Check the filter status – It’s recommended to change your filters at least every three months, so the technician will take a look at the cleanliness of the existing filter. Dirty filters force your air conditioner to work harder and can also lower the quality of the air in your living space. Check refrigerant charge – Too much and too little are not good things when it comes to refrigerant levels. Too little refrigerant can cause additional stress on your system and too much will affect how efficiently your air conditioner cools. Check electrical connections – There are a lot of moving parts that are included in an air conditioner and when any of these parts become loose it increases the possibility of sparks or other damage to the electrical components. Clean the coils – Dust and other particles can accumulate on both your outdoor and indoor coils, which can harm efficiency and cause more energy to be expended. The experts from Desert Suns Heating & Cooling in Albuquerque will give you a quality air conditioner tune-up and service, also answering any questions you have about your air conditioner, its performance or your home’s overall comfort levels. Give them a call at 505-994-9176 or schedule an appointment online and stay comfortable this summer.