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4 Signs You Need an AC Tune Up

By // 2017.09.05

AC Tune UpWe sometimes take the modern conveniences of life for granted. For example, central air conditioning. We rely on it every day, but forget that this technology has been making hot temperatures bearable for only about a hundred years!

If you don’t give your AC system its proper respect, it can very well fail you just when you need it most — during the hottest, stickiest dog days of summer. That’s why it’s important to have an AC tune up every once in awhile.

Ideally, this should be done twice a year, but if you haven’t tended to your system recently, be on the lookout for these signs that it’s time to call in the pros.

Four Signs an AC Tune Up Is In Your Future

There’s Some Sort of Problem

Of course, if you’ve noticed any kind of problem with your air conditioning, you should schedule an AC tune up. Unusual sounds, moldy or musty smells, or simply less cool air emanating from the system than you would like — these are all indicators that a tune up is due.

You Can’t Remember the Last Time Your System Was Serviced

Would you have to dig through your home maintenance files for the past few years to determine when you last had your system looked at? If so, better get on the horn to the AC company you use, and fast.

The filter and ductwork can easily get clogged up with particulates and debris, which will compromise the efficiency of your AC unit. Families who own pets, or whose members have allergies, may find that the air quality has gone downhill. That’s because the normal “conditioning” power of your air conditioner simply isn’t there anymore — because you need an AC tune up.

The AC System Has Been Working Extra Hard

In particularly warm or humid seasons, you probably throw caution to the wind and leave your AC turned on all the time. If you’ve pushed it to maximum capacity for several years in a row, then it is definitely time to schedule that tune up before the whole system gives up the ghost.

Your Energy Bills Have Spiked

Do you cringe when you open up your energy bill each month? Maybe your energy costs have been slowly but surely increasing, or maybe you have seen a drastic jump between one month and the next. Either way, it’s a telltale sign that you should get an AC tune up.

When filters or ducts get clogged, or when a system simply isn’t running as efficiently as it should be because it has been neglected, the air conditioner has to work extra hard to pump out the same amount of cool air. Naturally, this takes more energy — and it also takes a bigger bite out of your budget.

Ready to Have Your System Checked Out?

Remember that in addition to lowering your energy bills, helping your unit run more efficiently, and improving your indoor air quality, an AC tune up can prevent costly repairs down the line.

Contact Hays Cooling & Heating today to schedule a service call with one of our Phoenix, AZ air conditioner maintenance technicians!

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Chris Hays

Chris and Stacia Hays, are the owners of Hays Cooling and Heating; a family owned and operated HVAC company in Phoenix founded in 2001 that services both commercial and residential customers. Chris leads a team of certified technicians who have over 45 years of combined experience and has earned and A+ rating with the BBB and a strong five star rating online. Hays Cooling and Heating focuses on providing support to their customers every step of the way, with exceptional service and competitive prices. If you are looking for top-notch air conditioning and heating service, contact, Chris or Stacia today at (602) 714-8270.

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