Who wouldn’t like to have a little extra money in their pocket every month? Sometimes, money savings come in unexpected ways. Maybe, you find a $10 bill laying in the parking lot, or even get an unexpected check back from your insurance company. However that extra money or savings finds you, it is sure to brighten your day. Yet, what if you could be saving money every month?! When you hear the words “AC checkup” it is likely that your mind is thinking added expense instead of money savings. Actually, having your AC checked regularly can save you money in more ways than one! The small amount that it will cost to get an AC checkup will more than pay for itself, with the money you will be saving by taking this simple step for your home. Not a believer yet?
How an AC Tune Up Saves you Money
Think about what would happen if you never tuned-up your car. How long do you think your vehicle would last without a good oil change? You should think of your AC Unit in the same manner. It is a hard working machine, just like your car, and in order for it to run properly and last as long as possible, it needs to have a good checkup every now and then. Luckily though, instead of this maintenance item costing you money, you will actually be saving money. In fact, there are many ways that an AC checkup can help you save on the costs of maintaining your home. We are going to take a look at a few.
It can be expensive to comfortably cool your home, especially during the warm summer months. Energy bills could spike up into the triple digits before your very eyes! Your cooling costs equate to approximately 50% of your energy spending. That is quite a large percentage! However, these costs can shoot up even higher if your AC unit is working harder than it needs to. If your unit is not properly tuned up, it will still cool your home, but it will become more and more inefficient by the day. Meaning you will be spending more and more money each month on cooling costs without even realizing it. With a properly running AC unit, your home will be efficiently cooled and your energy costs will be lowered.
So what motivates us to take our vehicles in to get an oil change? Well besides that obnoxious indicator light on our dashboard, it is the fear of knowing that if the oil change does not happen, then something big is going to go wrong, costing you even more money! When it comes to your AC unit, the circumstances are no different. It is always better to be preventative than reactive. With an AC checkup, you will be preventing larger, more expensive problems from happening down the road. In turn, saving you money that you would otherwise have to spend on costly AC repairs.
Maintaining Manufacturer’s Warranty
There is nothing worse than realizing that the warranties that you expect to protect you, are not valid when you really need them. You might not know that many manufacturers require regular maintenance for your AC unit in order to validate your warranty. What does this mean for you? If you skip out on that AC checkup and something big goes wrong with your unit within the warranty lifetime, the manufacturer may not accept your warranty or cover necessary charges to help you with this problem. If you have a manufacturer’s warranty on you unit, make sure to take the necessary measures toward regular AC maintenance. You do not want to have to pay full price for something that should have been free.
Extending the Life of your Unit
In order to live a longer and healthier life yourself, what do you do? Do you exercise daily, eat healthy, or make regular trips to the doctor? We do what we can to take care of ourselves. The same rule applies with your AC unit; take care of it. Sure, you might purchase a brand new unit, and have it last quite a few years perfectly fine without any sort of maintenance. However, AC units that are tuned-up regularly last a considerable amount of time longer than those with no preventative maintenance. Think of all of the money you could save by extending the life of your AC unit, even by 3 years or so. It is definitely worth considering.
The Best Time to Schedule your AC Checkup
AC checkups can be scheduled whenever you like. There is never a bad time to schedule preventative maintenance for your AC unit. But if your looking for the “ideal” time, it would be right before you are coming into the summer season, when you will be using it the most. So while there is still a chill of spring in the air, call your local heating & cooling company to check your AC!
What to Expect
Every company is different, but when you schedule your AC checkup appointment with Wagner Mechanical, here are a few things that you can expect.
- Timely Service: We understand that your schedules are often busy, so we work around a time that is best for you.
- Friendly & Knowledgeable Technicians: Everyone of our AC technicians are licensed and certified so you know that you are getting the very best service.
- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: Our work is not done until you are completely satisfied with the service you received. We have a strong reputation among our customers, and intend to keep it that way.
- 24/7 Emergency Service: Most often, AC checkups are scheduled ahead of time, since they are a preventative measure as opposed to an emergency repair; but just in case you need us, call us ANYTIME!
- Membership Options Available: To help save you even more money and provide you with the most superior service, we provide Club Membership Benefits.
Whether you choose Wagner Mechanical, or another HAVAC company for your AC checkups, we wish you well, and hope that you get the most out of your Air Conditioning unit this summer!