When Should You Request An HVAC Tune Up?

When should you contact an HVAC expert to request a tune up for your air conditioners? The answer to this question depends upon your situation. Most residential customers require this type of service assistance only during the Spring and Fall. However, if you rely upon HVAC equipment in an educational, commercial, or industrial setting, you might need to obtain more frequent inspections and tune up services!

An HVAC tune up performs an important role in keeping both standalone air conditioning units and central-air central-heat systems functioning efficiently. As this equipment operates, it circulates and (often) re-circulates large volumes of air during a typical 24-hour period. Tiny dust particles, pollen, cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes, air sprays, and other potential airborne contaminants travel into the air conditioner, where a filtering system will remove substantial quantities of debris.

During a typical tune up, a trained technician inspects the equipment to ensure everything functions properly. The tech will typically clean the air conditioner’s evaporative coils to remove dust and debris. Often, these service calls include replacing a worn-out air filter, and checking over the condition of any other aging components. The tune up helps keep HVAC machinery functioning as efficiently as possible.

Why Not All HVAC Equipment Requires The Same Tune Up Schedule

Why might you need to obtain more frequent HVAC servicing for institutional, office, commercial or (especially) industrial air conditioning systems? For one thing, most businesses utilize air conditioning extensively. You may keep a single air conditioner or central air/central heat system operating around the clock in your residence. Yet if you operate a large motel, your customers might place variable demands on 400 (or more) standalone units!. To ensure this heavily utilized equipment does not wear out prematurely, more regular tune ups sometimes make smart financial sense.

For instance, just consider a few reasons why institutional, commercial and industrial customers often prefer quarterly tune ups:

  • To lower utility bills;
  • To prevent costly sudden interruptions in cooling services;
  • To minimize “down time” caused by sluggish A/C performance.

If you depend upon a large industrial air conditioning system to maintain a constant temperature in your manufacturing facility as a safety matter, investing in regular HVAC tune up services could help improve your bottom line. To receive qualified assistance from an experienced mechanical contractor, simply contact (408)295-2182. We’ll help you enjoy efficient air conditioning!