Does an Air Conditioning System - AC tune-up Really make a Difference...?
An AC tune-up will increase the efficiency of your unit this summer and help reduce energy bills. Remember that air conditioners are the biggest electricity hogs in any home or office. Springtime is the perfect time for this preventive maintenance as it is usually a slow period for AC contractors so they will most likely be able to schedule your tune-up right away.
A good tune-up help fight the dirt build up that reduces your unit's efficiency and can trigger resistance within the AC compressor.This causes your system to work harder increasing unit wear and tear as well as power consumption. The hotter the summer, the more you run your air conditioning system, the faster you'll recoup that tune-up cost and the more money you'll save on your electric bill.
So... yes, regular AC system tune-ups do make a difference. According to some... annual tune-ups can double the life of your AC unit. Others may think annual tune-ups are over kill... when they do, ask them if they live in Arizona where the dust levels are high and the AC units run hard for five months straight :)
Better safe than sorry... right?