What Happens During a Spring Tune-Up?

Springtime is here in Colorado. Now is the ideal time to schedule a preventative maintenance visit with your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) specialist. That way, your air conditioner (AC) will be prepared to keep your home comfortable all summer. 

First, change your HVAC filter if it’s dirty. Switching to a fresh one can instantly lower your energy consumption by up to 15 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Next, call your Carrier Colorado dealer for service.  

We’re pleased to offer a network of the state’s top heating and cooling experts. Whether you need service for your AC, heat pump, or ductless mini split, the most qualified contractors in your neighborhood are just a few clicks away. Find a licensed Carrier dealer near you today.

What Are the Benefits of AC Maintenance? 

Most HVAC manufacturers include regular maintenance as a stipulation for keeping the parts warranty on your unit. That’s because it is a vital part of AC ownership. Your cooling system is a complex piece of machinery that gets lots of use. It needs to be maintained so it can operate safely and efficiently. 

Here are three significant benefits of seasonal AC tune-ups: 

1. Lower Energy Costs

Dust, debris, clogged filters, and issues with parts can make your AC run slower. As a result, it uses more energy, and your bills increase. Your Carrier Colorado specialist will clean and tune your system, allowing it to operate at peak efficiency. 

2. Longer Lifespan

A well-maintained air conditioner lasts between 10 to 15 years. Taking care of your system means you’ll get the maximum mileage out of your investment. Your AC will reach its projected lifespan or even go beyond it. 

3. Fewer Repairs

During a detailed inspection, your specialist will be able to catch and correct issues that would go unnoticed otherwise. As a result, you’ll be protected from costly repairs in the future. 

What Should I Expect During a Tune-Up? 

There’s a lot that goes into your spring tune-up. A good inspection should last between 45 minutes to an hour to ensure everything is taken care of. 

Inspection and Performance Evaluation

Your HVAC specialist will thoroughly inspect your system, following industry standards set forth by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). If they find anything incorrectly installed or otherwise unsafe, they will let you know right away. After that, they will make corrections or schedule a follow-up visit. Your specialist will also evaluate your system’s performance, ensuring it runs at optimal efficiency. 

General Air Conditioning Upkeep

On top of inspection, many general maintenance and cleaning tasks help prime your AC for the summer. Your specialist will perform the following:

  • Clear the condensate drain
  • Detail the coils
  • Replace broken or chipped parts
  • Test refrigerant levels to detect leaks
  • Change your HVAC filter (if necessary)
  • Check ductwork for puncturing, mold, or pest infestation

Let Us Put You in Touch With a Reliable HVAC Company.  

Carrier Colorado has an expansive network of HVAC experts in Colorado. Find an authorized Carrier dealer near you today.