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10 Reasons You Need an AC Tune-Up This Spring in Maryland

Reasons You Need an AC Tune-Up

It’s easy to forget about the health of your AC unit when there’s still melting snow on the ground. But springtime is actually the perfect time to get an AC tune-up.

Getting an AC tune-up is a valuable way to keep your home’s air conditioning system at peak performance as we head into the warmer spring and summer months. By catching small issues before the unit fails, you can greatly extend your unit’s lifespan, increase its energy efficiency, and protect against the dreaded mid-summer breakdown.

Here’s our top ten reasons why you should consider an AC tune-up this spring:

  1. A Tune-Up Makes Sure Your Unit is Running Smoothly and Efficiently.

Having a tune-up means finding filters that need to be replaced, cleaning out debris and dust blocking coils and drains, and fixing small cracks in your system… before you start cranking the AC for the summer. However, when your AC unit is running efficiently and these issues are taken care of before the warmer months, you’ll prevent the loss of energy through these easily fixed issues.

  1. Checking in with Your AC Unit Extends its Lifespan.

Most AC units have a lifespan of 10-15 years. With proper maintenance, some units can last even longer, getting you much more use out of what can be a very pricey investment in your home. Without a periodic check-up, however, your unit’s components can become clogged with debris. Because of this, it will have to work longer and harder for your desired temperature, wearing it out more quickly and leading to costly repairs or replacement.

  1. A Tune-Up Now Prevents the Dreaded Mid-Summer Sweat Later.

No one wants to deal with AC unit issues, especially in the middle of the hot summer months. But as you might guess, that is the time when unchecked units get pushed too hard and finally succumb to a preventable problem. Not only is it an inconvenience, it can also become a safety hazard for vulnerable members of a household. A springtime AC unit tune-up can prevent this issue and keep you and your family cool all summer long.

  1. An AC Unit in Tip-Top Shape Keeps Your Cooling Consistent.

When an AC unit is not working up to its full potential, you might notice that some parts of the house are cooler or warmer than others, and it can be a difficult guessing game to get your home back to your desired temperature. An AC tune-up makes sure your unit is functioning correctly and puts the control back in your hands.

  1. A Well-Cleaned Unit Protects Against Allergens and Keeps Air Clean.

A home with dirty air filters can end up producing a hostile environment for family members who are prone to allergic reactions. Not only is allergen-filled air being moved throughout the home, but the dirty filters also cannot properly screen new irritants coming into the home through the air. During a tune-up, we make sure all your air filters are clean and ready to capture all the allergens and other irritants in the air that come along with springtime. This keeps your indoor air clean and your family members healthy.

  1. An Annual Tune-Up Might Be Part of Your Unit’s Warranty.

Your AC unit’s warranty will be no good if you haven’t upheld the stipulations in the fine print. And one of those stipulations most likely says you must get an annual tune-up on your unit. If anything does happen, you’ll want to ensure that the warranty still applies so you’re not left high and dry. No one wants to start all over with a completely new unit that you must now pay for out of pocket.

  1. Keeping Your Unit Efficient Helps Protect Our Environment.

Like we’ve mentioned previously, getting an AC tune-up makes your unit much more efficient. And while that saves you money, it also means you’re helping out the environment by conserving energy. Striving for a healthier planet means decreasing our energy intake, and a regular tune-up is a great way to do that every day of the entire season.

  1. Getting a Tune-Up NOW Means Beating the Heat Wave Crowd.

Most people don’t think about their AC unit until it’s time to turn it on full blast. Don’t be caught off-guard this season. Getting an AC tune-up before the summer rush means you can easily schedule your tune-up at the time that is most convenient to you… and avoid the mad dash that usually occurs after the first heatwave.

  1. An Annual Tune-Up is an Overall Money-Saver.

While we’ve already touched on the financial benefits of a more energy-efficient unit and extending the life of your unit, it’s also important to point out that a tune-up is always going to be more cost-effective than the year-to-year gamble. While there’s a chance your AC unit will function properly for the next two or three years without a tune-up, the inevitable (and preventable) repair that occurs years down the line will almost always end up costing more than the regular, annual tune-ups. Investing annually saves you money in the long run.

  1. Knowing Your AC Unit is in Proper Working Order Provides Peace of Mind.

You’ve got a busy schedule, and summer activities seem to pile up in a flash. You don’t have the time to deal with a costly repair or replacement unit. And the last thing you want is to return home from vacation to a too-hot home or try to deal with a non-functioning AC unit in the middle of a workday. Let Buric Heating and Air Conditioning put your mind at rest when it comes to your home’s ability to keep cool.

What Does a Tune-Up Involve?

A Buric Heating and Air Conditioning tune-up is more than just a quick inspection. We perform a thorough check-up and make sure your unit has what it takes to keep your home cool during a hot summer day. With our regular springtime tune-up, you can rest easy knowing that we will be:

  1. Checking your refrigerant lines for any leaks and ensuring your system has the right amount of refrigerant.
  2. Inspecting air ducts for potential leaks.
  3. Checking and cleaning the evaporator coil.
  4. Inspecting all electrical wiring to make sure your unit is in top condition.
  5. Examining belts, oil motors, and inspecting all other components of your unit.
  6. Checking and recalibrating the thermostat as needed.

Let Buric Heating and Air Conditioning Help Protect Your Home Today

As a family-owned business, our goal is to serve the families around us. We offer real advice with you – and your budget – in mind, and we don’t sell extra parts or services you do not need. We never start working until you know the price. And because most AC emergencies don’t happen during convenient hours, we have a live call option 24/7. Get the help you need from a real person at any hour of the day or night.

With service across three counties, our local HVAC technicians provide service you can count on throughout Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties. Our industry professionals are always on time and have the know-how and the equipment you need to make sure your repairs, installations, and tune-ups are done right the first time.

Ready for your spring AC tune-up? Contact us to schedule a service or give us a call at (410) 480-0394 to speak to a knowledgeable technician and receive cost-effective, up-front pricing.