Don’t Get Burned with Your AC This Summer

According to the National Weather Service, most of the country may see a long, hot summer with above normal temperatures. That means your air conditioning system will be under pressure. Our team is prepared to handle the increase in calls for service as the summer goes on, however we’d also like to share the below tips, so you don’t pay for something you may not need.

Freon

If a technician tells you that your system needs Freon, it could be a warning sign of something worse. AC units don’t need Freon, unless it was short charged to start with, or you have a leak. Leaks don’t get better with time. If Freon is leaking from your system, your efficiency is deteriorating and your energy costs are escalating. Ask the technician to validate with a leak search where the leak is and have it fixed. Putting in Freon alone will not solve your problem.

New Lubricants and Sealants

Some companies offer lubricants or refrigerant sealant to improve your system performance. These usually come with inflated claims. Ask your contractor to restore and maintain your system to factory fresh standards, because that’s how it was engineered to run at peak efficiency.

Annual Tune-ups

A national survey conducted by One Hour found only about half of U.S. homeowners had their HVAC systems maintained within the last 12 months. Getting a tune-up of your AC system at the start of summer is a great idea as properly performed maintenance can extend the useful product life of your HVAC system and can help reduce the frequency and severity of repairs. Our experienced technicians can clean and inspect your unit, coils, drain pans and make sure your unit is operating at peak efficiency. And if you are a member of our Comfort Club, annual tune-ups are FREE!

To schedule a system tune-up or service for AC repair, call (757) 868-7600 or fill out our online appointment form.

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