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When Is The Best Time For An AC Tune-Up?

August 24, 2023 | Blog

During Birmingham summers, your air conditioner is your best friend. Hot or cold, you have weathered all the seasons together. Eventually, your system will require a tune-up to continue keeping you cool in the heat. Preventative maintenance is important for the life of your AC, and Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is here to help!

We want our customers to feel comfortable and cool — that’s why we’ve compiled a guide on why annual AC maintenance is crucial and when you should schedule a tune-up.

Why Annual AC Maintenance Is Important

Taking care of your air conditioning system is a lot like taking care of yourself. Both need a little TLC to function efficiently! We recommend you schedule an AC tune-up at least once a year to make sure the system is operating properly.

Preventative maintenance is important because it helps prolong the life of your air conditioner and helps save money over a long timeframe. When you schedule regular maintenance for your cooling system, you receive these benefits in turn:

  • Better energy efficiency 
  • Lower energy bills
  • Steady cooling in the home
  • Longer lifespan 

Simple measures like changing the filter and cleaning debris around and in the unit can also help your air conditioner reach a longer service life.

The Best Time To Tune Up Your AC

When scheduling an AC tune-up, we recommend you arrange it in the springtime, right before summer rolls around. The last thing you want during humid Birmingham summers is a broken AC!

The need to use your air conditioner goes up exponentially in the summer when the temperatures and humidity crank up, so keep maintenance on your calendar between March and May for the best results.

Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Maintenance 

During an AC tune-up, one of our technicians will come and clean the unit. They’ll also check for any wear and tear your machinery may have. Annual servicing is important because if there are potential problems coming, your HVAC technician can catch these issues quickly.

However, if you ignore warning signs coming from your AC, this can signal a bigger problem. Some signs your air conditioner needs servicing are:

  • Hot air begins to blow out from the machinery
  • Unusual noises are coming from the unit
  • Indoor temperatures aren’t matching your set thermostat temperature
  • Indoor humidity is higher than normal 
  • Your energy bills begin to skyrocket

If you notice any of these symptoms in your home, don’t wait to service your system — contact a technician as soon as possible! Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is here to keep you cool and comfortable.

Top-Tier Birmingham AC Tune-Ups

Just like scheduling a yearly check-up with the doctor, your air conditioning system needs an annual checkup from a trusted technician.

For over 20 years, Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing has been committed to serving the Birmingham area with the highest level of service. Our team is here to help tackle any HVAC issue with your system. 

Even though a tune-up is beneficial during the spring, you can schedule this service at any time of the year. If you’re ready to tackle your annual AC maintenance, contact us today!

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