Wondering whether you actually have to do your Spring TX hvac tune up? And what’s included in seasonal HVAC maintenance? Go Admiral of Spring is here to answer these and some other common questions about seasonal maintenance.
Of course, if you’d like help with your AC tune-up now, feel free to give us a call. We’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we take emergency appointments. Call us now for immediate service or schedule an appointment online.
What is seasonal HVAC maintenance?
Like almost everything in our world, your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system (HVAC) needs upkeep to stay healthy. That’s where seasonal maintenance comes in. A technician will look at your unit to make sure it’s is working properly and do some basic cleaning and testing.
How often do I need HVAC tune-ups?
Tune-ups should be performed twice a year, once in the fall and spring. Your technician will check your heating system in the fall, and in the spring, they will check your AC system. Ideally, you should get your heating and cooling systems checked before you turn them on.
If you aren’t able to get your Spring TX hvac tune up before you turn on your heater or central air, it’s ok. Get it maintenanced as soon as you can. Late tune-ups are always better than no tune-ups.
Is it really that important to get seasonal maintenance?
While we’d like to say they’re not, seasonal tune-ups are actually very, very important. Did you know that 80% of AC repairs can be prevented just by getting the seasonal service? That’s also not the only benefit!
During tune-ups, technicians make sure your HVAC system is working efficiently. If your AC parts are worn down or broken, your unit will be using more electricity than it needs. Even when working efficiently, air conditioning costs make up over half of your electric bill, so you can imagine how much higher your bill will be if it’s using even more energy.
No one wants to think about it, but your HVAC system can be a fire hazard. Connections and wires can become loose over time, so they should be checked regularly. In addition, though less common, squirrels, mice, or rats can chew on exposed wiring on your outdoor unit or sneak into your attic and create even bigger issues.
What does a tune-up include?
HVAC technicians will perform many tasks during seasonal maintenance, but basic duties include inspecting, cleaning, and testing. Here are some of the tasks they will do:
- Inspect: Air ducts, HVAC filters, wiring, connections, insulation, refrigerant, blower components, etc.
- Clean: Condensate pan, evaporator coils, condenser coils, outdoor coil, and more
- Test: Thermostat temperature reading, wire connections, airflow, voltage and amperage, etc.
If any components look worn or broken, your technician will let you know. Further, if your system appears to be near the end of its life, your technician will let you know and talk about replacement options.
Does a tune-up include air conditioning and furnace repairs?
Tune-ups include basic upkeep. As an example, think about how you take care of your kitchen floor. You regularly sweep, mop, vacuum, and maybe wax your floor, but if it cracks, warps, or becomes loose, you’ll need to get it repaired.
Similarly, if your HVAC unit needs lubricant, more refrigerant, or minor cleaning, it’s most likely included in the maintenance. However, if a technician needs to replace your condensate pan or a compressor, it would be considered a repair.
How much do tune-ups cost?
Seasonal service costs vary between companies. If you have a home warranty, they may cover your tune-ups. However, you’ll likely be responsible for paying any dispatch fees (in this case, sending an HVAC company to your house).
At Go Admiral, we offer affordable and competitive seasonal maintenance pricing. We also offer discounts with our convenient service contracts. When you sign up, we’ll call you when it’s time to schedule your tune-up.
Can I do my own Spring TX hvac tune up?
Technically, you could do your own HVAC tune-ups. However, if you don’t have experience working with HVAC systems, we recommend calling a professional.
Experts agree that regular maintenance extends the life of air conditioning units and prevents most repairs. However, it’s very important to thoroughly check every component of your unit each time. That’s why we recommend professional help with HVAC tune-ups.
When should I replace my air conditioner?
When air conditioners are well maintained, they can last 10 to 15 years. Other than seasonal maintenance, there are a couple of other factors that affect the lifespan of your unit.
First, it’s crucial to purchase the correct size air conditioner. In Spring, Texas, most homeowners need a 2.5- to 3-ton AC unit. However, more energy-efficient homes may only need a 2-ton unit, while older or larger homes may need a bigger unit.
Climate also plays a role in how long your air conditioner lasts. With all the hot weather we get in Spring, Texas, our air conditioners work harder and longer than those in, say, Alaska. So, it’s no surprise that we can expect a shorter lifespan for our units.
About Go Admiral
Go Admiral has been providing residential and commercial AC and heating services to Houston, TX, and surrounding areas for over 50 years. Our certified technicians will give you excellent HVAC service, from air conditioner repairs and installations to indoor air quality checks and more. We service all heating and cooling systems, including stand-alone outdoor units, split units, ductless systems, heat pumps, furnaces, boilers, solar and electric heating, and more.
When you need to replace your HVAC system, you can trust Go Admiral to provide quality and affordable service. In fact, we are the only HVAC company in the Greater Houston Area to back HVAC installations with a lifetime warranty. The next time you need help with your HVAC system–be it an air conditioning repair, Spring TX hvac tune up, or something more–we hope you’ll choose Go Admiral.
Fun Facts about Spring, Texas
- Spring, Texas, spans across Harris and Montgomery County.
- While the majority of kids in Spring attend Spring ISD schools, children in Montgomery County go to Conroe ISD schools.
- Spring was founded in 1838 and included only the area now called Old Town Spring.
For more fun facts about Spring, visit the Spring, Texas, website.