March is here and Spring is on the way.  This is the ideal time to budget for an air conditioning tune-up. Early air conditioner maintenance can prevent many small problems from becoming more expensive repairs later on. Beat the peak season mad rush, and higher prices, by scheduling your tune up during Spring.

Why do I need to schedule a tune-up?

The main reason to schedule your A/C check up in the spring can be summed up in 2 words: saving money. Regularly scheduled check ups will increase the chances that your A/C technician will catch small problems before they become big ones. For example: refrigerant leak shouldn’t cost much more than the service call. Buying a new compressor when low refrigerant levels burn your current one out, can cost a thousand dollars.

Air Conditioner Check Up Basics

Your annual check up will also help ensure that your A/C unit is working at optimal efficiency. When your A/C is running well it uses less energy to cool your house, and lower energy use means bigger savings for you on your monthly utility bills. Here’s a short checklist of common maintenance procedures your HVAC contractor should include with a routine maintenance call:

Check for proper refrigerant levels.

Check all electrical components and controls to make sure they’re working properly.

Clean evaporator and condenser coils.

Oil motors as needed.

Calibrate thermostat to make sure your A/C isn’t working overtime.

Check the condenser for any possible problems.

Check, clean, and/or replace filters.

An annual air conditioner check up is the easiest way to keep your air conditioner in top condition for years to come. Contact us at River View Heating & Cooling to schedule your tune-up.

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