Friar's Heating and Air, we advocate for a regular precision tune-up and a professional cleaning to your air condensing unit each year, but do you know why it’s so important?
In San Diego, we enjoy almost perfect weather all year round. But when summer arrives, temperatures in the county can easily reach up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t wait until summer arrives to try to get your unit cleaned! Preventative maintenance will ensure you avoid the long waits and higher fees for service that happen during summer peak demand.
You may not be interested because you think your unit is working just fine! After all, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” However, what people most regret in the long run is that by not servicing their unit they run into having to get major repairs or even replacing the unit entirely which could cost thousands upon thousands of dollars – which could have been prevented by getting a spring tune-up. Just like owning a car, proper maintenance is critical to the life and performance of a unit.
Extend Your AC Unit’s Lifespan with Regular Tune-Ups
Just like getting regular oil changes and maintenance extends the life of your vehicle. A spring tune each year ensures you and your family’s comfort during the warm months ahead. A standard HVAC tune-up can extend the life of the unit by up to 15 years versus the 7-year lifespan of a unit that is left ignored. Another bonus is that preventative HVAC maintenance can save you money on your utility bills. Have you already had a tune-up done this year? Well, every unit is different. Depending on the time of year you had your tune-up done, anything could have happened – such as spikes in heat which overload the unit as well as monsoon dust storms clogging up your coils affecting the performance and efficiency of the unit.
What Exactly Takes Place During an AC Tune-Up?
Friar's Heating and Air‘s precision tune-ups are more than just a quick check and collect. We actually clean your outside unit, we monitor the amps/volts on the system fan motor, lubricate and inspect all moving parts, inspect coils, safety devices and the disconnect box and we’ll tighten all electrical connections. We’ll also inspect the fan blades, remove debris, and clean debris from all around the condenser. We’ll check your compressor for proper amperage and volt draw, leaks, and wiring connections as well.
This very comprehensive service will only take about one to two hours to complete. Give us a call to schedule your spring tune-up today!