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 examined 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 realize that the summer months in Florissant are not the greatest time for an air conditioner to give out. Scheduling air conditioner service helps you be more proactive and our expert technicians can identify any red flags that suggest trouble ahead for your air conditioner. Ensure efficient operations – Not only can tune-ups identify areas of concern, but it also increases the efficiency of your air conditioner. Air conditioners are investments that you should continually check on and maintain to make sure you are maximizing the benefits from your unit. Reduce expenses – You want the greatest performance possible out of your air conditioner. A living space that offers home comfort is the main priority, but a properly running air conditioner also lowers the cost of 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 examine the cleanliness of the filter. Dirty filters force your air conditioner to work harder and can also lower the quality of the air in your home. Check refrigerant charge – Too much and too little are certainly not good things when referring to refrigerant levels. Too little refrigerant can cause added stress on your system and too much will affect how efficiently your air conditioner maintains cool temperatures in your home. Check electrical connections – There are a lot of moving parts that are included 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 B & B Heating & Cooling in Florissant 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 314-838-9800 or schedule an appointment online and stay comfortable this summer.