How Can a Tune-Up Help Your Air Conditioner During the Summer Months?06/18/2015Before you work on filling up the calendar with summer vacations and trips, take a few minutes 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 Tuscaloosa are not the best time for an air conditioner to give out. Scheduling air conditioner service will help you be more proactive and our expert technicians can identify any red flags that indicate trouble ahead for your air conditioner. Ensure efficient operations – Not only can tune-ups identify areas of concern, but it also keeps your air conditioner running as efficiently as possible. Air conditioners are investments that you need to continually check on and maintain to make sure you are receiving the optimal benefits from your unit. Reduce expenses – You want the greatest performance possible out of your air conditioner. A comfortable home is the main goal, but a properly running air conditioner also lowers the cost of your energy bills and lengthens 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 check the cleanliness of your filter. By not changing your filters, you force your air conditioner to work harder than necessary and can also lower the quality of the air in your home. Check refrigerant charge – Too much and too little are never good things when talking about refrigerant levels. Too little refrigerant can cause additional stress on your system and too much will reduce how efficiently your air conditioner cools your home. Check electrical connections – There are many of moving parts involved in an air conditioner and when any of these parts become loose it increases the risk of sparks or other damage to the electrical components. Clean the coils – Dust and other particles can collect on both your outdoor and indoor coils, which can hurt efficiency and cause more energy to be expended. The experts from KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa 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 205-758-2703 or schedule an appointment online and make sure your home stays cool this summer.