why you need a spring HVAC tune up

The Importance of Your Spring HVAC Tune-Up

It’s that time of year! Here is why you want to get your HVAC seasonal maintenance now.

The Benefits of Your Seasonal Tune Up

Regular maintenance of your heating and cooling system helps it to run efficiently and optimally. To protect the health of your family or your building tenants or occupants, of course you want to make sure it is running as it should.

Other benefits of your AC tune-up include:

  • Saving money
  • Keeping your system properly cleaned
  • Preserving the life of your equipment
  • Increasing overall energy efficiency
  • Reducing noise
  • Reducing the risk for equipment failure or major damage that is preventable
  • Reducing the risk of breakdowns
  • Often helps maintain manufacturer warranty (which typically you need proof of professional maintenance)
  • Keeping the system running safely
  • Keeping everyone as comfortable as possible

Our yearly preventative maintenance agreement includes two inspections per year (typically – and if you are a residential customer), done at your convenience with Greater Comfort, so there’s no reason not to take advantage. Each inspection is $70 for those who are a part of the program.

More Efficiency…So What?

So you might be nodding your head when you hear that your system can be more energy efficient thanks to ongoing, regular, tune-ups…and you may be thinking you’re doing all you can to keep your system properly maintained.

Here’s a sign you may not have been keeping up with maintenance: if your system is relatively new, and it just doesn’t seem to be performing like it once was.

The reason you aren’t seeing the same performance as when your system was first installed could be due to how you are maintaining the system. That’s something we commonly see—building owners not sure why their system isn’t working as it once was, despite it being fairly new equipment.

Maintaining Your HVAC Properly

When not maintained – let’s say you forget or neglect your tune-ups –  efficiency majorly suffers due to what’s often called “white fuzz”.

That’s the term given to the electrolysis that happens as a result of weather, climate conditions, leaves, and visible white fuzz from trees and surrounding landscaping, too.

In many cases, building owners think that two tune-ups a year are enough to combat all these sources of white fuzz, but the reality is that often times, more preventative maintenance visits are needed. So ask us two things: how often you need to be changing out your air filters and how often you need to be getting tune-ups.

How to Make Sure Your HVAC Tune-Ups Happen

So whether it be for safety, preventative measures, minimizing costs, or keeping people as comfortable as possible—what do you do if you aren’t the one that agrees to an ongoing preventative maintenance agreement?

To do your best to make sure tune-ups happen, make sure top decision makers—that is, if it isn’t you— are fully aware and care and see the value in AC tune-ups.

Sometimes it can be a lack of education or knowledge on how important this regular maintenance is; if someone who is making the decision isn’t aware of the importance of maintenance that happens more than twice per year (at minimum), it’s not going to be prioritized.  Do your best to explain all that happens with an AC-tune up. It shouldn’t be a question as to whether or not they happen.

Turn to Greater Comfort for Your HVAC Tune-Up

Planning and foresight about the seasonal change can go a long way. It can save you money both in the short-term and long-term if you keep up with regular tune-ups.

Greater Comfort is your go-to resource for dependable HVAC services, support, and regular maintenance. From install to repair—and from maintenance to innovative solutions—we’re here to help you with all your commercial heating and cooling needs.

To get a free estimate for your business, contact us today at greatercomfort.com or call 859-491-4915.


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