Summer is coming and that means your air conditioning unit will soon be called into service once again. We’re all accustomed to paying more for air conditioning in the summer, when our need is highest and we use the A/C the most often. It doesn’t have to be that way. Air conditioning maintenance conducted in the spring, before the temperatures get too high, can make a big difference in your monthly cooling bills. Otherwise your A/C might cost more to run this summer than necessary.

Among other benefits (like spotting big problems when they’re still small), a maintenance session helps improve the efficiency of your air conditioner. The technician will clean off dust and dust on the interior components, which might otherwise increase friction among moving parts and clog important filters. He’ll also check the refrigerant levels, which need to match the specifications of your air conditioner. Otherwise frost will form on the coils, reducing the A/C’s ability to cool the surrounding air. Other steps include tightening loose fittings and sealing minor leaks, as well as looking for more serious issues in need of repair.

All of that helps improve the efficiency of your air conditioner. Without a maintenance visit, your unit won’t necessarily break down. But it will work harder to do the same job, as moving parts endure more friction, loose components rattle in their housings and a many tiny imperfections pull energy away from the unit’s primary job of cooling your house. You’ll see the cost of that every month when your bills comes: higher than it should be and often disguised by the fact that it’s summer, and you expect to pay more for using your air conditioning system.

For more on why your A/C might cost more to run this summer, or to schedule a maintenance tune-up, the experts at Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing are here to help. We operate in Germantown, MD, air conditioning maintenance is one of our core services, and we’re dedicated to your complete satisfaction every step of the way. Pick up the phone and give us a call today!