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How Spring AC Tune-Ups Fend Off Summer Repairs

Woman feeling hot and trying to refresh in summertime heat using a fan

Summer is almost here and you’re probably excited about finally needing to switch from using your heating system to using your AC. The end of spring is also a great time to assess how you think your AC will hold up over the summer. After all, the last thing you want to spoil the summer you’ve been waiting for is having a broken-down AC compromise your comfort or ruin any festivities.

The absolute best way to help your air conditioner sail through the summer without any interruption in service (or a costly repair) is to get an AC tune-up Let’s take a look at how AC maintenance guards against needing air conditioning repair in Colorado Springs.

The Connection Between Tune-Ups and Repairs

It helps to think about the fact that just about any mechanical system needs to be maintained in order to function. And the more complex the system, the more essential that becomes. Take your car, for instance. If you never get the oil changed, eventually you’d find yourself sitting in your car on the side of the road with the engine light on.

Although it’s not as complicated as a car, your AC is still a complex machine and a major investment in your home. Getting regular tune-ups is the best way to protect your investment. In fact, 70-80% of the AC repairs we perform are on systems that haven’t received annual maintenance. The longer you go without maintenance, the more you’re gambling with how long it’ll be before you need a repair. 

It’s Better to Pay for a Tune-Up than a Repair

Some homeowners think that maintenance is too expensive in addition to all the costs involved with owning a home. But actually, it’s a minimal expense when you compare it to even the smallest repair estimate. 

Maintenance pays for itself in other ways. Getting your AC maintained extends its lifespan and gives it the best chance to last for a long time. The 10-15 year lifespan estimate for an air conditioner only applies to systems that are tuned up on a regular basis. 

If your AC is under warranty, one of the stipulations of that warranty is that the AC must receive regular maintenance. Don’t run the risk of voiding your warranty by not adhering to the warranty’s requirements.

Schedule It Now Before Summer Starts

There’s a reason why we recommend AC tune-ups in the spring. It’s the period before the hot weather arrives and that means our technicians are not as busy as they will be when the hot temps arrive.  

Having it done in spring also means you’re setting your AC up for smooth sailing through the summer. When our technicians thoroughly clean, lubricate, and inspect your AC, we’re getting a jump on any potential problems. It’s the best way to make sure you’re not suffering in an uncomfortable home on the hottest day of the year.

Don’t let the weather get you down, call Brown’s! Brown’s Heating & Cooling is your trusted resource for quality air conditioning repairs. Contact us today!

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