Get an Early Start to Beat the Heat This Summer


Don’t let the summer heat creep up on you. It’s easy to put off air conditioning maintenance when temperatures outside are mild. But if you wait until summer’s here to turn your AC on for the first time, you and your family may end up in a sticky situation.

A spring tune-up can prepare your AC unit for regular use after several months of inactivity. A typical tune-up includes inspection and maintenance of the air filter, ductwork, motor, coils, electrical connections, refrigerant and other essential components and helps ensure reliable, efficient performance. That equips you to take on the worst summer heat.

Tune-ups also help identify more significant issues. It’s easier — and usually more affordable — to address potential mechanical breakdown or replace an aging unit before peak air-conditioning season starts. During the hottest months, major repairs may be more urgent, but scheduling and ordering parts can take longer because of the higher volume of calls that contractors receive.

Many HVAC manufacturers include maintenance requirements in their warranties, too. If you skip your annual tune-up, you could lose those protections and face bigger than expected bills in the future.

The Roanoke air conditioning experts at Southern Trust are ready to get your system into shape now and save you from a summer emergency. Call us at (540) 343-4348 or contact us online for more information.

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