How Can a Tune-Up Help Your Air Conditioner During the Summer Months?06/18/2015Before you start filling up the calendar with summer vacations and trips, be sure to schedule time to have your air conditioner looked at 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 Excelsior Springs are not the best time for an air conditioner to go out. Scheduling air conditioner service lets you be more proactive and our expert technicians can check for 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 helps your air conditioner operate as efficient as possible. Air conditioners are investments that you need to continually check on and maintain to make sure you are getting the most out or your system. Reduce expenses – You want the best 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 reduces 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 the very least every three months, so the technician will take a look at the cleanliness of your filter. Dirty filters force your air conditioner to work harder than necessary and can also lower the quality of the air in your house. Check refrigerant charge – Too much and too little are not good things when referring to refrigerant levels. Too little refrigerant can cause added stress on your system and too much will reduce how efficiently your air conditioner cools your home. Check electrical connections – There are lots of moving parts that are included in an air conditioner and when any of these parts become loose it increases the chance 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 increase the amount of energy used. The experts from Colvin's Inc in Excelsior Springs offer a quality air conditioner tune-up and service, while answering any questions you have about your air conditioner, its performance or your indoor comfort. Give them a call at 816-630-2702 or schedule an appointment online and stay comfortable this summer.