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, take a few minutes to schedule time to have your air conditioner attended to by a heating and cooling professional. Routine maintenance may not feel like 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 wouldn’t argue that the summer months in Lexington are not the ideal time for an air conditioner to stop working. Scheduling air conditioner service helps you be more proactive and our expert technicians can identify any red flags that indicate trouble ahead for your air conditioner. Ensure efficient operations – Not only can tune-ups acknowledge areas of concern, but it also helps your air conditioner operate as efficient as possible. Air conditioners are investments that you are required to continually check on and maintain to make sure you are receiving the optimal benefits from your unit. Reduce expenses – You want the optimal performance possible out of your air conditioner. A comfortable living area is the main priority, but a properly running air conditioner also reduces your energy bills and prolongs 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 the very 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 than necessary and can also lower the quality of the air in your home. Check refrigerant charge – Too much and too little are not good things when talking about refrigerant levels. Too little refrigerant can cause additional stress on your system and too much will impact how efficiently your air conditioner maintains cool temperatures in your home. Check electrical connections – There are a lot of moving parts involved in an air conditioner and when these 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 impair efficiency and cause more energy to be expended. The experts from James Heating & A/C, Inc in Lexington can provide a quality air conditioner tune-up and service, as well as help you by answering any questions you have about your air conditioner, its performance or your overall home comfort. Give them a call at 336-853-6070 or schedule an appointment online and make sure your home stays cool this summer.