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It's Time to Start Thinking About Your Spring 2020 A/C Tune-Up

With warmer temperatures soon to come, don’t be caught off guard with a broken A/C. An A/C tune-up can extend your system's life and efficiency, keeping you cool and comfortable.

Benefits of an AC Tuneup

With the holidays over, we’re looking forward to spring – and with it, annual A/C tune-ups! It’s important to get your air-conditioning unit tuned up by a professional before the summer season hits, so your home can stay cool and comfortable during the hottest months.

Many American Home Shield® customers may not know that A/C tune-ups are an added benefit of their home warranty plan.  So, before you schedule an A/C tune-up with another company, call American Home Shield. Customers can begin scheduling their A/C tune-ups in March. An A/C tune-up can help ease the worry and expenses that can result from a faulty air conditioner.

What Problems Can a Faulty Air Conditioner Cause?

A faulty A/C unit can cause all kinds of problems, ranging from tripped circuit breakers to leaky ducts, low air flow, and even environmental pollution from refrigerant leaks. Faulty wiring in an air conditioning unit can create a potential fire hazard, as well as tripping the circuit breaker. Refrigerant leaks not only present an environmental hazard, but can harm your A/C’s efficiency and degrade its performance.

Of course, the most obvious problem with a faulty A/C is that it fails to cool your house. In some climates, things can get very uncomfortable indeed while you wait for a repairman. Failing to maintain your unit properly increases the chances that your A/C will quit working during the hottest weeks of the year, and can cause it to sustain irreparable damage.

How Can an A/C Tune-Up Help?

Getting an A/C tune-up this spring can catch small problems before they become big ones, potentially lowering your A/C repair and maintenance costs. Small problems tend to become bigger, more expensive problems if they’re not dealt with right away. With new A/C units costing an average of $5,414 nationally, it pays to make sure your unit lasts as long as possible. Tune-ups can extend the life of your air-conditioning unit while lowering your maintenance costs.

A spring tune-up is a sensible and smart thing to do. A/C tune-ups help you keep your home comfortable, allowing your A/C to cool your home with efficiency. They can help reduce your utility bill and help provide more control over the temperature inside your home.

When Is the Best Time to Get an Air Conditioning Tune-Up?

The best time to get an A/C tune-up is in the early spring, before temperatures climb and you need to start cooling your home for the summer. If you can’t get your A/C tuned up in the spring, try to have it done as early in the summer season as possible.

Why Should You Leave A/C Tune-Up to the Professionals?

It takes a properly trained professional to perform these tasks competently and correctly. Because air conditioners contain environmentally hazardous refrigerants and have delicate components, it can save you time, money, and headaches to have a professional evaluate your A/C for potential problems and perform regular maintenance. With A/C tune-ups being an added benefit of your American Home Shield home warranty plan, there’s no reason to risk doing it yourself. Professional service is completed in a timely manner, so you spend your free time doing something you want to do, and you won’t have to worry about accidentally breaking your A/C while you’re trying to service it.

With spring almost upon us, it’s time to think about scheduling your A/C tune-up. Tuning up your A/C unit in the spring, before hot weather sets in, can help prevent future problems with the unit later, so you can stay cool all summer long. If you're an AHS customer, make sure you've created a MyAccount profile so that when the time comes for a tune-up, it'll be a simpler way to request service

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