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My husband and I have spent a lot of time consulting with an architect. After living in our cramped, starter home for the past 11 years, we were finally ready to make some needed changes to it. We have added an extra 600 square feet of space onto our house. Before the construction began, we finalized the plans for our new heating and air conditioning unit with our HVAC contractor. Because our home was going to be substantially bigger than it is now, we purchased a larger HVAC system. We also installed a new, digital thermostat inside my home. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of HVAC units to buy for mid-size homes. Enjoy!


Preparing for My Dream Home

Reasons You Should Get An AC Tune-Up Before Summer

by Rita Richardson

An air conditioner is your best friend during summer. That said, you must ensure that your AC system is ready to keep your loved ones cool and comfortable. And to achieve that, you must get an AC tune-up before the hot season starts. Here is why you should service your air conditioning unit at this time.

Prevent Breakdowns

Air conditioner breakdowns are pretty common during summer. Unfortunately, these breakdowns happen due to the lack of maintenance. You don't expect your air conditioner to run strong for several years without breaking down, especially if you have neglected it. An AC tune-up prepares the unit for the long summer season. The technician will change faulty components and do the necessary repairs during the yearly tune-up. This will, in turn, prevent any malfunctions from happening. 

Increase Its Efficiency

Air conditioners run more during summer. As such, you want your AC system to be in tip-top condition to serve you well during the hot months. That's only possible if you give the AC system a yearly tune-up. The tune-up should help the unit run better. At least you'll not need to fret about the air conditioner blowing warm air instead of cold air. Besides, the AC system will take less time to cool your space if it's in excellent condition.

Maintenance Is Cheaper Than Repairs

Skipping AC system maintenance to save money doesn't make sense financially. Surprisingly, people who ignore AC unit maintenance end up paying so much for repairs. The units break down often, and the repairs consume much of their money. So, why wouldn't you spend your cash on yearly tune-ups, and it will help prevent or reduce repairs? Amazingly, well-maintained air conditioners hardly malfunction. 

It Buys Your AC Unit Time

Air conditioners have an estimated lifespan of 10+ years. The lifespan might be longer depending on how often you run the AC system. However, most units rarely last long because their owners have neglected them. So, if you want to rely on your air conditioner for longer, get it serviced annually. Doing so will protect you from early air conditioner replacement. But if you want to make the best out of the AC tune-up, have it done before the summer season.

Better Energy Efficiency

Running an air conditioner during summer increases your electricity bill. However, you don't want the increase to be high. Luckily, you can keep the cooling bills manageable by investing in an AC tune-up. The tune-up will increase the unit's efficiency and reduce the possibility of your air conditioner consuming too much electricity. 

For more info about cooling units, contact a local company.