Tucson summers are extremely hot and air conditioning is essential if you want to stay comfortable. One way to make sure that your cooling system is ready for the heat is with pre-summer AC service. A preventive check-up before the temperature gets too high gives you peace of mind knowing your unit is working properly.
Here are some of the benefits of a pre-summer AC unit inspection:
Avoid Emergency Air Conditioning Repairs
No one wants to get stuck without air conditioning during the hottest months of the year. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it also creates more of a hassle for you if you need to get emergency repairs, not to mention the potential expenses. When our professionals inspect your air conditioner, we will check for any problems that could arise and will address them before they stop the unit from working. This reduces your risk of having an air conditioning issue during the summer.
Help Your Air Conditioner Last Longer
Regular AC service helps your unit last longer before you need to replace it. By the time you notice problems with your system, there may already be lasting damage that shortens its lifespan even after it is repaired. Finding these issues and fixing them promptly helps prevent this. AC check-ups also allow us to ensure your AC isn’t working harder than it needs to, which can put strain on the system over time.
Increase Your AC Unit’s Energy Efficiency
Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) accounts for approximately a quarter of your home’s total energy use. During the summer, you likely see a spike in your energy bills as you use your AC more often. If your air conditioning system isn’t running as well as it could, this could result in even higher utility costs. Having your unit serviced regularly is one way to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
What You Can Do And How We Can Help
There are certain steps that you can take as a homeowner to get your air conditioning system ready for summer. Other actions are best left to our HVAC professionals. Trying to do too much on your own can damage your unit and can void your warranty.
You can take these steps on your own:
- Change or clean your air filter. You can do this before your seasonal AC service appointment. Additionally, you should clean or change your filter monthly during the summer to keep your unit working efficiently. If you would like assistance, we can change your filter for you during your service appointment or we can give you tips for completing this on your own.
- Clean around the unit. Wipe down the outside of your indoor and outdoor AC to remove dust and clear the area of any debris.
- Check your thermostat Some issues with your heating and cooling system are not caused by the unit itself, but by the thermostat. Checking your thermostat can help rule this out as a potential cause of any issues that arise.
During your service appointment, our team will handle a variety of concerns including checking your ductwork, cleaning hoses, checking refrigerant levels, and more. If you have any specific concerns, be sure to let us know so we can better assist you.
Schedule Your Pre-Summer AC Check-Up
Make sure your HVAC system is ready for the heat. Signature Heating and Cooling can complete a thorough inspection of your unit and ensure that you are summer-ready.