Beat the Summer Rush
Most people associate their cooling system with hot, humid summer
days. Makes sense… that’s when we need it the most. However, the
result is that a lot of people put off their maintenance until June or even
July. By scheduling now, you can ensure fast service and maybe even
qualify for some early bird deals.
Of course, perhaps the greatest benefit of an annual A/C tune-up is a
comfier home! Contact Shanklin Heating to schedule your prepaid tune-up or to ask
us any related A/C questions. We’re always happy to help!
Can you tune up my AC when it’s still cold outside?
Yes, we can! Here at Shanklin, we have new technology which is called a charging jacket that allows us to properly check your air conditioner when the temperature is between 37-70 degrees.
Do I really need an air conditioner tune-up every year?
We understand the hesitance to spend money when you think everything is fine, but annual air conditioner tune-ups are recommended not only by Shanklin but also by the EPA, ENERGY STAR, the U.S. Department of Energy, and local utilities. Here are several things to consider when thinking of skipping your tune-up.
It’s for your own good.
As we said earlier, summer is an extremely busy time for air conditioning companies like Shanklin. One of the main reasons is that some homeowners decide to skip regular maintenance on their air conditioners or heat pumps. Then, when the Ohio heat hits their homes, their cooling systems are not prepared. An annual air conditioner tune-up is much more convenient (and less expensive) than having to call us later in the summer for a repair.
Your air conditioner has been dormant for months.
Have you ever noticed a musty or burning smell the first time you turn on your air conditioner in the summer? That’s dust and other debris that has collected on your coils over the winter. A large build-up of such debris can actually cause inefficient operation of your cooling system.
Other problems may also have surfaced during your air conditioner’s winter hibernation, such as refrigerant leaks and electrical problems. When you schedule an annual air conditioner tune-up, the technician will clean your coils and other critical components and check for any internal problems.
And you will save money!
If car insurance ads are any indication, everyone likes saving money. An annual air conditioner tune-up will save you a significant amount of money for a small up-front cost. Some of the ways a tune-up saves you money, include:
Annual air conditioner tune-ups allow you to find small problems before they turn into large ones. For example, a plugged A/C drainage line is an easy fix, but if left untended could lead to a much larger repair.
The Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, ENERGY STAR, and local utility companies all recommend annual air conditioner tune-ups to increase your cooling system’s efficiency.
Regular maintenance can extend the useable lifespan of your home’s air conditioning system. An annual air conditioner tune-up can also give you an idea of how much longer your system may have before you should consider a replacement.
So before the heat really hits Ohio, get an annual air conditioner tune-up and ensure your cooling system against costly repairs. But be aware, not all tune-ups are created equal.
Shanklin has been providing world-class heating, cooling, and air quality service since 1960. We employ certified technicians that will make sure your job is done right the first time.