Are System Tune-Ups Needed?

Summer is around the corner, and in central Indiana, the weather is still pretty cool. The heat of summer seems far away as we enjoy the mild sunshine and occasional cold, rainy, days. It may seem strange, at this point, to think about air conditioning. However, whether we want to think about it or not, in the not-too-distant future your air conditioner will be needed again to battle the harsh heat and high humidity of the summer months. If you haven’t already done so, now is a great time to schedule your AC tune-up to prepare your system for the demands of another hot summer.

Some of you may be asking, “Is it really necessary to tune up my air conditioner every year?” Here are six reasons why we recommend maintaining your system every spring, before the return of the heat:

  1. A Tune-Up will Jumpstart your AC
    Your air conditioner has probably not been switched on for any length of time, if at all, during the milder winter season. If your HVAC system has been hibernating since October or November last year, this period of dormancy has opened up opportunities for dust and debris build-up, or the development of a mechanical or electrical problem. A licensed HVAC technician will be able to clean your system and check for any issues, giving your AC a jumpstart into the hot summer ahead so it is ready when you really need it.
  2. An AC Tune-Up Will Reduce Your Risk of a Breakdown
    Ever had your air conditioner just quit working, right when you needed it most? Having it tuned up before the summer can prevent this type of breakdown from occurring, as the technician will check for and alleviate any potential problems. Preventative maintenance is almost always far less costly than fixing an actual breakdown!
  3. Energy Efficiency will Increase, while Cooling Costs Decrease
    The wintertime build-up of dust and debris on the air conditioner coils can cause your system to work less efficiently. By cleaning the coils and other critical mechanical parts, your technician can increase the operating efficiency of your air conditioner, and save you money on your energy bill.
  4. Indoor Air Quality will Improve
    This same dust and debris can end up circulating through your home, causing an allergy flare-up for susceptible parties. Removing these pesky allergens will boost indoor air quality, improving your family’s comfort.
  5. Regular Maintenance can Increase Air Conditioner Lifespan
    Not only will your air conditioner run more efficiently as a result of regular maintenance, it will also last longer. Your comfort technician will be able to evaluate the current state of your system and estimate how much more life your older air conditioner has in it. He will also be able to give you a heads up about some repairs that may be needed in the future so you can be prepared for them ahead of time.
  6. Annual Maintenance is Recommended by the EPA and EnergyStar
    Your HVAC system is one of the most essential aspects effecting the comfort of your home. Both the EPA and EnergyStar recommend the regular, annual maintenance of your air conditioner for optimal performance.

It only makes sense to tune up your homes air conditioning system now before the long hot humid summer cooling season begins. It helps to think of it like taking care of your car before a drive across county. You would check your breaks, change your oil, and have it fluid levels checked before the trip. It is going to be a hot summer and having your system tuned-up will help make sure it goes the distance and will give you peace of mind knowing everything is in order.

Trust your next AC tune-up to an Absolute Comfort technician. Absolute Comfort Heating and Cooling is an American Standard Customer Care and a Mitsubishi Elite Pro Dealer. We carry a Better Business Bureau rating of A, are licensed, bonded, NATE Certified, Heat Exchanger Experts and Google Guaranteed. Our Technicians are fully trained and equipped to provide you and your family Quality, Value and most importantly Comfort. Call (765) 534-HEAT to schedule your tune-up today, or find out more about us on the web at

Even though we highly recommend to have your AC maintained once or twice a year, we won’t let you down if you need an emergency repair on the hottest day in the summer. It is our goal to keep our customers absolutely comfortable all day, every day!