A common question homeowners ask is, “How do I know when to give my air conditioner a tune-up?”
The short answer, of course, is there’s no one time of year you have to get heating or cooling service. You can do things according to your schedule and based on your unique circumstances. For example, many people get tune-ups in early summer. But if your ac gets a repair from an HVAC company in early summer, there is probably no need to get it checked out again a few weeks later.
With that said, there are some pros and cons to getting service at different times throughout the season.
So when IS the right time for you to get an ac tune-up?
Late spring – Very early summer or late spring is the perfect time to get your ac unit serviced because it’s about to be working hard for the next few months. This is when you want to give it the most support and discover any problems before you actually need your home cooled off. The last thing you want is to get a few weeks into summer and realize your ac unit is having a meltdown.
Mid summer – If you forget to get your air conditioner serviced, the motto, “better late than never” applies here. This is because your ac unit only becomes more prone to issues the longer you let it go without a cleaning, new filter, etc. So while mid-summer is a little later than ideal, it’s still a fine time to get a tune-up.
Late summer – By the time summer is coming to a close, most people think that their ac has done its job and they can forget about it for the rest of the year. And while yes, you may not be needing your central air much longer, waiting another 9 months to find out if there is a problem isn’t necessarily ideal. If there is debris or dirt lodged in your ac unit, having it sit there until next summer isn’t the best way to protect its lifespan.
Furthermore, in the Philadelphia area, warm weather is stretching into the autumn months more and more. In Philly, the hottest recorded temperature ever in September was 98.6 degrees, while the average high temperature is 79.8 degrees according to ClimateSpy. And according to Energy Vanguard, cooler weather actually makes your ac more efficient because the compressor uses less energy – so a little air goes a long way.
If you decide to get HVAC service in late summer, the technicians can service both your air conditioner and heating unit, getting it prepped for the winter ahead. In this sense, getting service in late summer/early autumn can help you get two home maintenance tasks done at once.
Is your central heating and air conditioning in need of attention? Whether it’s repairs, full replacements, or simple tune-ups, Angel Heating & Cooling is here to provide round-the-clock HVAC service that fits your schedule.