If you’re like many Tallahassee homeowners, whittling down your spring to-do list takes some time. Between installing window screens, prepping flower beds, and the seemingly endless lawn mowing, an AC tuneup can easily slip your mind.

Neglecting this small task, however, can create problems when the temperatures finally spike high enough to turn on the air conditioning. Here are two ways a tuneup keeps your AC system healthy and efficient, ready for use when you need it.

Helps It Work Smarter, Not Harder

Tallahassee summers can be hot and muggy, which means your AC unit gets a workout. Dirty coils and evaporators reduce the cooling ability of your system; a malfunctioning thermostat can cause your unit to work overtime. Regular AC maintenance ensures that the components in your system are clean and working up to par. When your air conditioner runs well, it uses less energy to cool your home, thus saving you money.

Ensures It Has Air to Breathe

Inadequate airflow in your HVAC system is similar to breathing through a straw while you’re jogging. You can continue jogging for a while, but eventually, the lack of air will shut down your body. Clogged filters, dirty motors, and blocked vents or registers are a few reasons why your AC unit cannot get enough air to breathe; when this happens, your air conditioner, like your body, will shut down in protest. With an annual AC tuneup, you can find and fix any trouble spots before they shut down your system. An AC unit that’s energy efficient increases your comfort and reduces the likelihood of breakdowns.

If you want to make sure that your AC system is energy efficient and ready to combat the summer heat, put an AC tuneup at the top of your to-do list. To learn more about the benefits of preventive maintenance, check out the AC maintenance services we offer at High Quality Heating & Air or call us at (850) 357-5356.