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When Should I Get My AC Tuned Up in Northern Virginia?

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Summers can get surprisingly hot and humid in the DC Metro and Northern Virginia. A well-maintained air conditioner is essential for staying cool and comfortable.

As the chill of winter melts away, you may wonder when to schedule maintenance for your system. Spring and early summer are the ideal seasons for getting your AC tuned up.

As you approach the peak of summer with temperatures ranging from the mid-80s to low 90s, professional maintenance ensures optimal performance when you need it most.

How Often Should I Service My Air Conditioner?

We recommend scheduling annual AC maintenance to keep your system functioning optimally. A professional will inspect your system thoroughly, ensuring minor repair issues are addressed, and potential problems are identified early. This helps to reduce the risk of unexpected breakdowns during peak system usage in summer.

Did you know that you can help maintain the efficiency of your air conditioner between maintenance visits? Here’s how you can prepare your HVAC for summer:

  • Change your air filter every three months for optimal airflow and reduced strain on your system
  • Remove debris and trim landscaping to maintain a 2-foot clearance around the outdoor unit
  • Check air vents throughout your home to ensure airflow is unobstructed
  • Pay attention to abnormal system operation, and don’t hesitate to schedule AC repairs

Benefits of Routine Air Conditioning Tune-Ups

Investing in routine AC maintenance is just as important as investing in the right AC model when you install a new unit. Advantages of annual service include:

  • Improved energy efficiency: Regular tune-ups ensure your system operates at peak performance, reducing utility bills and energy consumption.
  • Enhanced indoor comfort: With maintenance, you can rely on your system for consistent and even cooling in your home, even on the hottest days.
  • Extended system lifespan: Routine maintenance helps prevent excessive wear and tear on components, extending your unit’s service life so you don’t need a premature AC replacement.
  • Improved indoor air quality: Clean filters, coils, and ductwork contribute to better indoor air quality by removing dust, allergens, and other pollutants from the air.

What To Expect During AC Maintenance

What’s included in your tune-up will likely depend on the HVAC company you choose. You should work with a team that provides a multipoint inspection that covers all aspects of your system. You can typically expect:

  • Thermostat calibration for accurate temperature control
  • Blower fan cleaning for optimized airflow
  • Filter replacement for clean air circulation
  • Outdoor coil inspection and cleaning for efficient heat exchange
  • Fan inspection to ensure there’s no damage to the fins
  • Component lubrication to prevent strange noises and diminished performance
  • Wiring inspection to ensure electrical safety
  • Condensate drain inspection and cleaning to prevent leaks

Streamline Maintenance With a Service Plan

Looking to simplify your HVAC maintenance routine? Many HVAC companies offer a service plan, including United Air Temp. Our comprehensive Full Service Agreement allows homeowners to simplify HVAC maintenance so they can enjoy the ultimate peace of mind and convenience.

Our plan includes:

  • Multipoint air conditioning and heating inspections
  • No charge for preventative maintenance on covered equipment
  • Priority service
  • No charge for service calls
  • No charge for service repair parts
  • No charge for labor
  • And more!

Choose UAT for AC Tune-Ups in NOVA & DC Metro

With 24/7 emergency AC repair availability and highly skilled teams that can handle any issue, United Air Temp provides exceptional HVAC services for homes in the DC metro area and Northern Virginia.

Our technicians undergo extensive training and certifications, ensuring top-notch service. With upfront pricing and transparent communication, United Air Temp ensures a hassle-free experience for all your HVAC needs.

Call (202) 796-7990 to schedule preventative AC maintenance for your home.

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