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Air Conditioner Tune-ups Save Money and Hassle

Posted: May 6, 2019

You would never think of driving your car for tens of thousands of miles without doing some basic maintenance such as an oil and filter change.

So, why would you do the equivalent to your air conditioning system by not scheduling regular seasonal tune-ups?

Ignoring important maintenance can come back to haunt you. Not having regular tune-ups reduces your air conditioner’s efficiency, which means it has to work harder to keep your home cool. That leads to more energy usage, higher electric bills and a shorter life for your air conditioning system.

Now is the time to schedule your air conditioning system tune-up—before the summer heat sets in. Here is a closer look at the benefits:

Tune-ups prevent problems

We’re coming into peak usage time for air conditioners here in the Hudson Valley. The worst time to find out that your air conditioning system has a problem is when summer’s heat is fully upon us. That’s why spring is the best time to schedule a tune-up. Black Bear’s highly trained, certified HVAC technicians carefully inspect your air conditioning system, spotting small problems before they become big, expensive repairs.

Make your A/C system last longer

The national average cost of a new home air conditioning system is $5,427.* The longer your current air conditioning system lasts helps you maximize that big investment. On average, a home air conditioning system has a lifespan of between 15-20 years, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Regular maintenance and tune-ups will help towards getting more years out of your system.

Keep comfortable

The average July high temperature in the Hudson Valley is 80 degrees, and it can also get pretty humid. You want your air conditioning system to be dependable and reliable—and not breaking down. A tune-up now will keep your system running smoothly and help your home or business remain cool and comfortable during summer’s heat waves.

Save Money

Regular tune-ups of your air conditioning system are good for your bottom line. A well-maintained air conditioning system runs more efficiently and uses less energy, saving you on electric bills. Tune-ups can also allow us to spot problems in your air conditioning system before they become bigger, and more expensive, to fix.

Take care of business

If your business’s air conditioning system isn’t running, neither is your business. No cooling can damage costly and valuable technology like servers, which can lead to operational problems with your business’s computers, such as system crash and poor performance. The office may become too hot for employees to work comfortably, efficiently and safely. Prevent these problems with regular tune-ups of your commercial air conditioning system.

Give yourself peace of mind by contacting the pros at Black Bear Fuel Oil, Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. We’ll be happy to set up an air conditioning tune-up appointment for you.

*Source: https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/heating-and-cooling/install-an-ac-unit/