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Top 4 Reasons An AC Tune up is Essential

If you are not having your central air conditioning system serviced annually, here are some important reasons for why you can’t afford not to

AC Efficiency Chart

  1. A tuned-up system is a system that runs more efficiently. Regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system can increase the efficiency of your system and can have a large effect on your utility bills. According to the ACEEE (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy), “during service of your unit, its refrigerant may need recharging. This correction can improve system efficiency by 20%. The technician should measure airflow over the indoor coil. Correcting airflow rates can improve efficiency another 5–10%.”

    However, “without regular maintenance an air conditioner loses about 5% of it’s original efficiency for each year of operation. This means that the 12 SEER unit that you bought just a few years ago may be functioning like a 9 SEER unit today! The good news is that you can recover most of that lost efficiency through regular maintenance. Studies show that with regular tune-ups a unit will maintain up to 95% of it’s original efficiency. This means that the cost of an annual AC tune up is recovered very quickly in savings on your monthly electric bill and reduced repair costs. A properly serviced air conditioner will also do a better job of dehumidifying your home.” {Dated in 1996, but still holds true today.}

  2. Lack of maintenance leads to premature system failure.  When you are regularly servicing your system, minor fixes will be made at the time of service.  These minor fixes, if left alone, can lead to major problems. Nobody wants to pay for a whole new system when he/she should be getting another 5+ years out of the current one.
  3. Murphy’s Law “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” How often when something goes wrong, it’s at the worst possible time. During the hottest week of the summer, having to try to get a service technician to your house to fix your problem, leaves you waiting and miserable! Many of these glitches can be fixed before the season starts, leaving you stress free all summer long. Oh, the sweet relief of a cool, dry house after a hot sweaty afternoon outside!
  4. Maintenance Plans save you worry and money in the long run. The Mister Quik Air Conditioning Experts, when you sign up for their SHAPE Plan, will call you to set up your appointment for an air conditioner tune-up…at a time that is convenient to you. You’ll be extending the life of your system (by 3-5 years), reduce emergency repairs and keeping your system working at peak efficiency.

Call Mister Quik TODAY and Don’t over-pay!  With our SHAPE Plan, get your home in shape when you pay just $99 per year for the same quality maintenance on your Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical systems (a $256 value!).

 

Source(chart): http://sustainablesources.com/service-your-air-conditioner-for-summer-comfort