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If you know the importance of getting routine oil changes for your car or changing out fluids when they go bad, then you should know the importance of getting AC maintenance. And yet, too many homeowners install a new AC and forget about it until problems arise. Often, these issues occur much sooner than expected and, in worst-case scenarios, can lead to an early replacement. Fortunately, these problems can be avoided with a bit of knowledge, so read on to learn when, where, and why servicing your system is so important. 

How Often Should I Get AC Maintenance?

Even if you know about the importance of maintenance, the big question always stands — how often should you actually get it? We’ve seen homeowners who believe in maintenance every spring or winter while others spend years between services. But we believe in scheduling your AC maintenance every year, and the same should apply to your heater. This allows your cooling system to run effectively throughout the warmest parts of the year while getting service right before the winter months end.

When Should I Get AC Maintenance?

You don’t want to get trapped performing AC maintenance in the middle of the summer. It makes sense in theory, but if any problems arise, repairs will occur when you need the system most — leaving you and your family stuck in an uncomfortable home environment. While a quality AC repair company will do its absolute best to get your unit back, why take an unnecessary risk? Instead, service your AC while it’s still cool outside and give yourself a bit of leeway in case of any trouble.

The Importance of Giving Your AC Unit a Tune-Up

Tune-ups are one of the most important parts of owning any HVAC system. A quality HVAC tune-up supports the most critical parts of your unit, helping them run efficiently and preventing problems with other components that have to compensate. This saves you a ton of money in the short and long run while creating efficient, cool air all summer long. Best of all, HVAC maintenance service usually takes an hour or two (depending on a few additional factors), so you’ll still have enough time to maximize most of your day.

What to Expect From an AC Tune-Up

AC contractors inspect any and every part of your air conditioner. During a tune-up, we’ll check for problems with drain lines and evaporator coils and make sure that your thermostat is functioning correctly. A quality maintenance team will also explain their findings and be transparent about current or future problems. Here are most of the services you can expect during your HVAC maintenance call:

  • Inspect every major and minor component of your AC unit.
  • Dissect any problems, or identify developing issues within the unit.
  • Drain and clear condensate lines.
  • Check thermostat performance and wiring.
  • Add lubricant to moving equipment. 
  • Inspect ductwork.

Don’t Let Just Anyone Service Your Unit — Hummingbird Heating & Cooling Has Got Your Back

Your air conditioner has the vital role of battling the extreme heat to keep you cool every summer. So why not give a bit of that love back? Servicing your unit is like grooming your pet — it’s a fresh start that leads to efficient performance and cleanliness and helps your dog or AC continue thriving for years to come. So don’t neglect your unit this year. Schedule your maintenance services with Hummingbird Heating & Cooling, a residential HVAC company for Syracuse, NY, and residents in the surrounding areas. Contact us today, and we’ll set you up with one of our qualified technicians ASAP!