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It’s no secret that Texas is hot, and it’s getting hotter all the time. Last year, we recorded our second hottest summer on record, with average temperatures of 85.3 degrees and crushing heat waves that pushed temperatures into the triple digits throughout most of the state.

If you don’t look back on that time with fondness, now may be a good opportunity for a pre-season AC tune-up.

Getting early AC maintenance can help you check for issues and prepare your system for the months ahead. Even better, it may help you avoid shutdowns and other nightmares that could leave you to bake in the suffocating heat!

If you’re not sold on this maintenance approach, read on to learn why we recommend it.

Why Should I Get an AC Tune-up?

First things first: let’s talk about why professional HVAC maintenance is something you won’t want to skip. Even if your AC runs fine and you don’t think you need an expert tune-up, here are a few benefits to consider.

Enhanced Efficiency

A well-maintained machine always runs more smoothly than one with ongoing issues. With proper cleaning, lubrication, inspection, and maintenance, you’ll ensure that your system won’t struggle to keep your home cool when it counts.

Consistent Comfort

Want to make sure your home stays comfortable? The best way is to prevent breakdowns before they happen. With an AC technician to inspect your system, you can catch minor issues before they snowball into major (and expensive) headaches.

Lower Bills

Catching repairs early, while your AC issues are still small, means you’ll often pay less for a fix. In addition, the higher efficiency of a well-maintained system translates to lower monthly energy bills.

Better Indoor Air Quality

We love spring and summer for their colorful blooms, but those flowers also bring allergens like pollen. Combine that with common household contaminants like pet dander, dust, mold spores, and more, and you have a recipe for poor air quality! Proper cleaning and maintenance during a tune-up can help your HVAC better filter your home’s air.

Longer Lifespan

Air conditioners are expensive. A new installation will run you an average of $5,860, depending on the type and model you choose. To lengthen the lifespan of your current system, dodge breakdowns, and avoid a monumental last-minute expense, make sure to schedule a tune-up!

Maintaining Your Warranty

Most warranty agreements require you to get a professional AC and heating tune-up on a set schedule. Often, this is around once a year. If you fail to do so, your warranty may not cover future repairs.

What Happens During an AC Tune-up?

Let’s dig into the details: how does an AC tune-up help? During this session, a technician will inspect your system, do some minor AC cleaning, take care of small repairs, and perform routine maintenance tasks.

You can expect the following from your appointment:

  • Checking pressure and temperature levels
  • Cleaning evaporator and condenser coils
  • Lubricating moving parts
  • Checking fluid levels
  • Assessing airflow
  • Cleaning blowers and fans
  • Adjusting blower belts
  • Checking, cleaning, and straightening fins
  • Inspecting and tightening electrical components
  • Testing and calibrating the thermostat
  • Flushing and cleaning traps, drains, and drain lines
  • Inspecting vents, registers, and ducts

If the technician runs into any issues they can’t fix on the spot, they’ll help you schedule a follow-up appointment for HVAC repairs. This is often necessary if a part of your system has broken and a replacement needs to be ordered.

Why Get a Pre-Season AC Tune-up?

The timing of your AC maintenance matters more than you might expect. Though we recommend getting professional heating and cooling maintenance at least once every year, it’s a good idea to get your AC checked before the summer heat sets in.

There are two main reasons for this:

Preparedness

As mentioned, summers here in Texas are no joke, and even our springtime temperatures can get uncomfortably warm. Your AC has to work even harder to keep up with your cooling needs on hot days, but this effort can be too much for a poorly maintained system. Though there’s never a good time for your AC to break down, the last thing you want is for problems to crop up on a scorching day.

Dealing with a hot, stuffy home while outdoor temperatures creep into the triple digits isn’t just frustrating; it’s bad for your health! These temperatures expose you and your household to conditions like heatstroke, and the risk is even higher for people who are elderly or have certain health conditions.

Preparing your system well in advance of extreme weather ensures that it’s ready for anything Mother Nature can throw at it. It also protects your household’s health and comfort.

Better Availability

If you forget about AC service until the temperatures climb, you won’t be alone! Many people don’t think about tune-ups, repairs, or servicing until the start of summer.

This means most AC companies are busy or even overloaded with work in warm weather. If you’re trying to get maintenance during the most hectic months of the year, you may have to wait a while to get an appointment.

By scheduling pre-season service, you can keep your Conroe HVAC in peak condition without long delays. Even better, some companies offer special deals and financing to attract customers during the slower months. If you don’t have a maintenance plan, this can be a great way to save money.

Get Your AC Ready for Summer

We get it: it’s always tempting to put off expenses when you can safely do so. However, a pre-season AC tune-up isn’t something to delay! Because they help you get your air conditioner ready for the summer heat, these maintenance appointments are crucial ways to avoid damage, ensure your comfort, and much more.

When you’re ready to stay cool and comfortable year-round, trust the team at Bruce Mech Air Conditioning and Heating! Our professional services are top-tier while also remaining cost-effective, with plenty of financing options and specials to help.

To benefit from our flexible scheduling and same-day service availability, schedule a pre-season tune-up now. We’re proud to serve Conroe, Houston, Spring, Humble, Huntsville, and the surrounding areas.

(713) 903-8303