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Summer is fading away, and the cooler months of fall are coming. This is a perfect time for a yearly air conditioning tune-up, inspection, and servicing. Having your AC system inspected and repaired this fall assures you will be ready for next summer’s heat.

Reasons for Getting an Air Conditioning Tune-up

Maybe you started noticing problems with your air conditioning system as the summer months passed by, but you didn’t get around to calling a service technician. Even if you have turned off your AC for the season, now is a great time to take care of any maintenance issues.

The most common air conditioning problems solved by a tune-up are:

  • Squeaks and noises
  • Moisture leaks
  • Musty smells
  • Poor airflow
  • Low cooling capacity
  • Replacement of dirty filters

If your AC unit is less than about 12 years old, a tune-up by an HVAC specialist can often solve these problems. Getting this maintenance done now can save you the cost and inconvenience of repairing or replacing the unit when you need it the most.

What You Get with an Air Conditioning Tune-Up

Precisely what is needed during an AC tune-up depends on the type of system you have and how old it is. However, most maintenance of air conditioning systems involves:

  • Cleaning the condenser coils to improve energy-efficiency
  • Topping off coolant levels
  • Calibration of the thermostat
  • Inspecting ductwork
  • Lubrication of moving parts
  • Filter replacement
  • Checking the blower motor and belts
  • Safety inspection of electrical connections

Yearly servicing of your air conditioning system is the best way of keeping it running at top energy-efficiency and preventing a costly break-down later, and fall is the perfect time to have a professional HVAC specialist tune-up your air conditioner. At Conditioned Air, we’ve been the area’s leading AC service since 1962!