AC tune-up services are necessary for an air conditioner to keep functioning properly. An air conditioner is a complex system with several components. If even one component is compromised, it affects the functionality of the entire system. When you regularly take advantage of ac tune-up services, you prevent many major problems that could have appeared in the future. 

What Is An AC Tune-Up?

AC tune-ups are designed to prevent HVAC problems and solve issues while they are small and easy to fix. During an AC tune-up, a certified technician thoroughly inspects the AC unit and performs the following services:

  • Cleaning of the condenser coils
  • Cleaning or replacing the air filters
  • Locate and replace any damaged components
  • Flush the drain
  • Add a new Freon

How To Tell You Need an AC Tune-up?

Rise in Energy Bills

If you observe a sudden spike in your utility bills, it could be an indication that there is an underlying problem with your air conditioner. A rise in energy bills usually signifies that your air conditioner is using much more energy than usual. If an air conditioning system is not maintained, over time it will require more energy to work. This will then result in an unaccounted raise in your bill. 

An AC tune-up will not only help you save energy, but will also increase the shelf life of your air conditioner. 

Strange Noises

It is not uncommon for air conditioners to make noise when they are turned on. However, if the noises increase or you begin to notice some that are out of the ordinary, this usually means there is a bigger problem at hand. Some common sounds that indicate a problem are: 

  • Buzzing
  • Hissing
  • Humming
  • Rasping
  • Rattling
  • Whistling

A buzzing sound normally occurs if there is an air obstruction. A raspy or humming noise indicates that there is something wrong with the blades that are not allowing them to move swiftly. 

If you notice strange noises, your air conditioner is trying to tell you that something is wrong! An ac tune-up will not only allow these problems to be identified and solved, but prevent any bigger issues from taking place.

Not Cooling Properly

An air conditioner that is blowing out warm air isn’t fulfilling its purpose. Your home’s comfort depends on your AC unit functioning properly. If it is blowing out warm or room temperature air, it will only create an uncomfortable environment.

Warm air is usually an indication that the system’s air filters need replacement or a good cleaning. Cleaning the air conditioner’s coils could also solve the problem.

An AC tune-up covers both these issues. But don’t wait for your AC to start blowing out warm air before you call for a tune-up! Solve the problem beforehand!

Bad Odor 

No one wants their house to smell bad. Unfortunately, however, if an air conditioner isn’t maintained properly, it can start letting out a bad odor.

A foul odor coming from your air conditioner could indicate a number of probable issues. It could be due to wet filters, a faulty wire, or clogged vents. Whatever the problem may be, it will require a thorough inspection and cleaning. Lucky for you, an AC tune-up covers all these aspects!

Weak Flow

A consistent airflow is necessary for your house to be maintained at the right temperature. If you begin to notice weak airflow from your air conditioner, this means your AC is working harder to cool. This could be due to several reasons including a clogged filter, leaky duct, or an accumulation of dirt/debris. 

A weak outflow of air can lead to an increase in utility bills, as it causes your AC to work harder and take up more energy. If you notice a poor flow of air from your air conditioner, it is probably time to schedule a tune up. The tune-up will clear any dirt or debris from your air conditioner’s vents and ensure the air has a open passage to flow through. 

Its Been A While Since Your Last Tune Up

If your AC isn’t blowing out warm air or giving off strange noises it is probably in good condition. However, if it's been a while since your last tune up, this is also a sign that it's time to call in a professional. Getting an AC tune up at least once a year will save you from the hassle of future problems. R & S Mechanical offers several AC maintenance plans that will keep your air conditioner in check throughout the year. 

Schedule Your AC Tune-Up Today!

The experts at R & S Mechanical can ensure that your air conditioner is in perfect condition. Schedule an AC tune-up today to make sure your air conditioner is working to its highest standard! Schedule an appointment online or give us a call at (919) 752-4817 today!