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Late-Season Air Conditioner Maintenance: A Heated Discussion on AC Tune-Ups

Published September 9, 2022
Written by Eric Smith
Late-Season Air Conditioner Maintenance: A Heated Discussion on AC Tune-Ups

Discover the many benefits of getting a tune-up before heading into the cooler months of the year.

Your HVAC system has been working hard all summer long to keep your home cool and comfortable. With hotter than average temperatures, your air conditioner has had to put in even more effort that it usually does. As a result, showing your HVAC unit some extra TLC before the fall is incredibly important to ensure that it keeps functioning through the chilly Wisconsin winter.

But why tune up your AC at the end of the season? Check out the many benefits you can experience with an end-of-summer HVAC tune-up.

Enhanced energy efficiency

One of the primary purposes of an air conditioner tune-up is to improve energy efficiency of the unit. At Austin, our Factory Fresh tune-ups help restore your HVAC system to like-new condition. These tune-ups are recommended twice annually, typically the AC during the summer months and the furnace or boiler in the colder months. But the frequency of these tune-ups is more important than the timing. 

Members of The HVAC Club™ and The Guardian Club™ — our two membership programs that include HVAC services — come with two Factory Fresh tune-ups per year. And our team will call to schedule everything so there’s no need for you to keep track of when to call!

Decreased energy bills

As a result of your HVAC unit operating at peak energy efficiency, you can expect to see a significant drop in your utility bills. In fact, you can reduce your monthly utility bills by as much as thirty percent! This is true for both your heating and cooling expenses.

Reduced risk of having to make a service call in the middle of winter

On a cold Wisconsin winter day (or night!), the last thing that you want to happen is to have your HVAC unit malfunction. However, if you are not keeping up with routine maintenance, this is a risk that you run. When temperatures dip below freezing, keeping your home heated is essential.

A whopping 80% of all heating and air conditioning service calls can be prevented with annual maintenance. Scheduling a post-summer tune-up is a great way to identify and fix any issues before they become an emergency.

Improved comfort throughout your home

Chilly months are just around the corner! Having your HVAC system tuned up after working so hard during the summer months will ensure that your home feels comfortable. Our technicians check to make sure that your AC and heating are running to each room uniformly, and can identify any problems that are causing your home to run warmer or cooler than expected.

Increase the longevity of your HVAC system

Aside from the above benefits, one of the most crucial functions of regular AC tune-ups is to improve the longevity of your HVAC system. Since your HVAC system is one of the most costly investments in your entire home, taking care of it is paramount. In doing so, you stand the best chance of getting the full life span out of your unit.

Your AC will be ready to go for next season

Sure, summer may be winding down but over two-thirds of all early air conditioning season service calls are directly related to a lack of maintenance. Having your air conditioner and HVAC tuned-up towards the end of summer means it will still be clean and well tuned for the beginning of the next air conditioning season.

Did you know that we offer substantial savings on HVAC tune-ups and repairs for members of The HVAC Club™ and The Guardian Club™? For a low monthly or yearly investment, our team will remind you when it is time for your two annual Factory Fresh tune-ups. Each visit includes a 120+ step tune-up process that is fully documented for your records. This service can be up to four hours of TLC for your HVAC system per year (a $400 value).

Check out the full list of benefits that come with our membership plans + book your tune-up today!

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About The Author: Eric Smith
Eric Smith is a 3rd generation State of Wisconsin Master Plumber, Water Well Pump Installer, Plumbing Contractor, Water Well Contractor, HVAC Contractor and Water Treatment Expert and the owner of Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air.